Learn about life as a Roman soldier, follow a trail and crack the code, or discover secrets to the collection at the Verulamium Museum.

Day in and day out different events are taking place. You can borrow items from an explorer’s kit on Thursday (Aug 24) to help you investigate the museum, or join the animal felting creative art workshop with textile artist Anne-Marie Stijelja to create your own felted image inspired by the animal brooches in the museum collections.

Every Friday you can explore a different theme with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by collections.

This week is Tudor Traditions, in which you can handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home.

The pop-up exhibition, A Curious Conversation, will be at the St Albans Cathedral on Saturday, August 26.

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Organised by artist Lyndall Phelps, it will feature eye-catching objects from the St Albans Museums’ collection as well as new artwork by her.

She has chosen artefacts that highlight the archaeology, art, environment and social history of the city.

Lyndall has been inspired by an 1880 exhibition in St Albans that marked the opening of a new School of Science and Art in Victoria Street, now the Maltings Surgery.

It brought together objects from private collections and was such a success that it led to the foundation of the museum of St Albans.

Lyndall has used the list of objects from this original exhibition to inspire her own. Some of the objects she has chosen were donated by people who were also involved in the 1880 exhibition.

Indeed, she has included one object that was in that display 137 years ago, a leather wallet with flint and steel that was used as a lighter. It was donated by a Mrs Cherry.

Verulamium Museum, St Michaels Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW. Details: 01727 751 810