St Albans art boost

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An artist’s impression of the view from one of the planned glass viewing galleries.

Cultural exhibitions from all over the world will be hosted at a new museum in St Albans from autumn 2017.

Made possible by a £2.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the St Albans Museum and Gallery project will see the cathedral city’s landmark, Grade II-listed Georgian town hall transformed into a gallery and exhibition space.

Showcasing 2,000 years of history, the museum will provide space over three floors for exhibitions from all over the world, providing the east of England with a contemporary art gallery to rival those in the capital.

A changing exhibition programme will showcase the global significance of St Albans through its history, and there will also be opportunities to look at the city from new vantage points, with spectacular glass viewing galleries on the east and west sides of the building.

Special incentives for groups have yet to be announced, but group tours will be available. For further information visit the St Albans Museums and Gallery website.