Roman Theatre of Verulamium

Roman Theatre of Verulamium

Roman Theatre of Verulamium
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Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Ankit Mohanty
Hyderabad, India220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A true historical landmark. It is a very different and overwhelming feeling to stand at this site and imagine and visualise history!

Romans were ahead of their time and it shows in these excavations. Kudos to everyone working hard to maintain this site.

There is an entry fee but totally justified I would say!
Written 26 February 2024
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Simon D
Isle of Wight, UK128 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Though this ancient monument is on private property their interpretation was poor and faded. The entrance price of £3 per head is modest but don't expect much more than a view of the excavations!
Written 8 October 2023
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Daniel S
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
We came when the theatre was being set up for a festival, so it wasn’t possible to go down amidst the ruins, so you walk around the perimeter which has three or four information boards and that’s your lot. I questioned the staff about this and they explained that no one can explore the ruins at any time. Therefore this is the only Roman ruin I have visited in this country where it’s not possible to walk among the ruins. They are scant ruins and there are no health and safety concerns so I think this is poor and said so. If you want to visit this, make sure you get a discount from the main museum, be prepared to view from afar and for the whole thing to take ten minutes. The other ruins have virtually no features and are in the middle of excavation so provide scant additional interest.
Written 31 May 2023
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Helena H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
On the first night of our trip to St. Albans, we went to see Oscar Wilde's play "The Importance of Being Ernest." Loved it! Great acting, great music, and--most importantly--great historical setting.
Written 23 July 2022
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Bisel2014
Sleaford, UK133 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
£3 per person entry fee, no discount for English Heritage, who would have explained things a bit better than the owners here.
Small area to walk round and view, including the actual remains of a Roman theatre.
Written 29 August 2021
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Urgo42
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
A well-maintained and interesting site to visit. Good display boards, and it's quiet - only a few minutes' walk from the Verulamium Musuem (you can buy a combi-ticket) but really, oddly, quiet. When we arrived, there were only four other people on the entire site.
The Theatre is well preserved, and rather fantastic as it's a Theatre, not Amphitheatre. Rather a novelty for the UK and interesting to have a look and a wander. It's a lovely, open site with benches so you can sit and look down into the Theatre. Worth picking up a guide book at the entrance.
It's nice to see that excavations are continuing each season, and that more is being uncovered (shops and a house have been found and are visible - and they are currently doing a geophys survey of the surrounding area).
Written 22 August 2021
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Rover42
18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Solo
Visited whilst they were setting up for an event so was not able to explore fully . I would definitely recommend buying a joint ticket with the museum so that way if the same thing happens to you you’ve only spent £1.50 to visit here. Worth a look ,
Written 24 June 2021
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Big_Jeff_Leo
St Helens, UK22,648 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The theatre was built in about 140AD. and the theatre differs from the typical Roman theatre in being built on a site that is only slightly sloping, Do not expect great ruins, but what you do get is a sizable look into the past at what was an important Roman Town in Britain. The information boards do a good job at bringing it to life. We left and could not help thinking what else may be waiting underground to be discovered.
Written 20 October 2020
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TravellingTom78
London, UK260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Well presented ruins of the Roman Theatre, located on the edge of the town centre at the end of Verulamium park.
Written 29 August 2020
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Pipris1
Mantsala, Finland21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
These ruins give us much information about the times gone by. There are signs telling us about the excavations and you can almost see and sense, how the people were living their lives in Roman times.
Written 7 December 2019
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