Verulamium Hypocaust and Mosaic
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
I must admit I wasn't impressed by the modern building that houses the hypocaust; from across the wide green expanse of Verulamium Park it looks like a whitewashed garden shed, built low to the ground, with a wide, projecting roofline. I'd have preferred something more in keeping with the Roma heritage of the site, but that's caring; for the actual mosaic and underfloor heating system are beautifully presented. You can walk around the outside of the mosaic on a galleried walkway, looking down onto the floor below.
As of this writing the hypocaust is open daily and admission is free, but please check official opening times. It is very easy to combine a visit to the hypocaust with a trip to the Verulamium Museum.
About Verulamium Hypocaust and Mosaic
Address: Verulamium Park, St Michael's Street, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England, AL3 4SW
Attraction Type: Roman Site
Location: Located within Verulamium Park, a short walk from the Verulamium Museum. Park in the museum car park (pay and display).
Website: Verulamium Hypocaust and Mosaic
Phone: 01727 751810
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
NEARBY HISTORIC ATTRACTIONS
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
St Albans Roman Wall - 0.1 miles (Roman Site)
Verulamium Museum - 0.3 miles (Roman Site)
Roman Theatre of Verulamium - 0.3 miles (Roman Site)
St. Albans Cathedral - 0.6 miles (Cathedral)
St Albans Clock Tower - 0.7 miles (Historic Building)
Gorhambury House - 1.5 miles (Historic House)
Old Gorhambury House - 1.7 miles (Historic Building)
Luton Hoo Walled Garden - 6.3 miles (Garden)
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