St Albans Museums have an action-packed programme of events lined up for the rest of the summer, with exhibitions, craft workshops and more.

The free 'Time for Tea' exhibition explores how tea arrived in the UK, and how it is stored, made and drunk.

Open until November 5, the exhibition is held in the Weston Gallery at St Albans Museum + Gallery.

Artists Charles Binns and Louise LaHive unite for 'Echoes from the Future' at the museum's Keepers' Galleries, presenting work inspired by St Albans Museums' collections. The free exhibition is open until October 8.

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Children can enjoy a museum treasure hunt and hear the story of 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea' by Judith Kerr at 'Museum Minis' on August 14.

The event costs £5 per child and is suitable for ages two to four. The sessions take place at 11.15am, 1pm and 2pm.

From August 16 to 30 children age five plus can attend the 'Make Your Own Tea Pet' workshop. Tea pets will need to be baked in the oven at home to make them harden.


Workshops take place at 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, and cost £7.50. 

A Georgian costume ball will take place at 7.30pm on August 26 at the museum's Georgian assembly room, with instruction from a historic dance caller. Tickets are £45 per person and include a welcome drink.

Meanwhile, at Verulamium Museum, the historic Roman town comes to life with a series of talks on topics including mosaics, death and burial, the Iron Age, gods and goddesses and domestic life.

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The talks are free with admission and take place at 11.30am on August 12 and 19.

At 11.30am and 2pm on August 14 at Verulamium Museum visitors can attend 'Meet Boudicca', where they will learn about the battle-hardened warrior queen.

Children can enjoy 'Tots Tales', with stories, a craft activity and a museum hunt. The event costs £5 per child and will take place on August 25 at 10.30am and 1.15pm.

On August 29, Danielle Cavender-Hartley will light-heartedly eviscerate a film's historical inaccuracies before settling down to watch it anyway, with 'Sceptical Cinema'.

The event takes place at 7.30pm, and is £10 for adults and £7.50 for students or under-18s (age 15+ only).

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