Our team of Museum Assistants look after the day-to-day running of our sites. The current team includes: Alex, Charlie, George, Karen, Kevin, Lisa, Martin, Matt, Melissa, Shajan, Tony and our casuals Caroline, Carys, Sue, Joanna, Colin, Lauren, Rosemary, Cristina, Elaine, Virginia, Valerie, and Rudi. Tickets for events can be booked online or by telephoning the museums directly.
Megan Fox (Bookings Officer)
Our Bookings Officer deals with all school bookings and private hires. The phones can be very busy at times and email is a better way to get in touch.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org (Schools)
E: email@example.com (Private Hire)
T: 01727 751 814
Farhana Begum (Museums Business Manager)
This role focuses on delivering a high quality museums service in partnership with our stakeholders, aiming to make St Albans City and District a centre of excellence for culture and heritage.
Catherine Newley (Audience Development Manager)
Catherine leads on developing new and existing audiences in order to increase access to and engagement with our collections and programmes. She manages the Audience Development Team, including the Curators, Learning team and Volunteer Coordinator.
T: 07789 615001
Jo Taylor (Visitor Services Manager)
Jo is responsible for the day-to-day running of St Albans Museum + Gallery, including managing our Visitor Services team.
David Thorold (Curator, Pre-historic to Medieval)
Based at Verulamium Museum, David looks after collections from pre-historic times to the Medieval era. He is an archaeologist with particular expertise in coins.
T: 01727 819 334
Simon West (District Archaeologist)
Simon has worked for St Albans City and District for over 25 years and has excellent knowledge of the District's archaeology. Half of his time is spent working on planning matters (including applications) as well as other Council projects.
T: 01727 819 338
Sarah Keeling (Curator, Post Medieval to Contemporary)
Sarah looks after collections from the 15th Century to the present day.
T: 01727 814 602
Ines Basille (Museums and Gallery Programme Coordinator)
Ines works with Sarah on programming exhibitions, projects and events for St Albans Museum + Gallery. Her post is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
T: 01727 814612
Eleanor Payne (Learning Programme Manager)
Eleanor is responsible for the family, adult and schools learning programme and overseeing the team of part-time teachers who deliver our popular school sessions. Please visit our Learn pages for more information.
T: 01727 819 337
Sally Beniston (Assistant Learning & Interpretation Officer) Currently on maternity leave
Sally works with Eleanor on the schools, family and adult learning programmes. Please visit our Learn pages for more information.
T: 01727 814 682
Matt Fittock (Finds Liaison Officer)
Matt records archaeological finds discovered by members of the public. This post is funded by the DCMS as part of the Portable Antiquities Scheme. Matt is based at Verulamium but works across Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire.
Finds: Matt may not always be available on site but finds can be left for future identification and recording.
Treasure: If you have something you think is treasure - please do report this to us. Objects that count as treasure (broadly) are: objects comprised mostly of silver or gold and more than 300 years old; 2 or more coins of silver or gold and more than 300 years old (a single coin is not treasure); 10 or more coins of bronze and more than 300 years old; more than 1 item of pre-historic metalwork from the same find spot.
T: 01727 819 379