St Albans Cathedral

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Discover the story of St Alban and the Cathedral’s rich history in our exhibition area.

Little is known of the early churches built over Alban’s grave. The Shrine of St Alban was the reason for the Abbey’s foundation and the town that grew up around it, and it is said that King Offa of Mercia founded a monastery here in 793.

Our exhibition area tells a story which is centuries in the making. See the story of St Alban and the rich history of the Cathedral brought to life in our new displays and stunning audio visuals. Learn about the monastic Abbey and how the monks created beautiful manuscripts, take a brand new digital tour of the Cathedral today, and experience a year in the life at St Albans Cathedral.