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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Flutter at St Albans Museum + Gallery

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00


A flutter of butterflies has settled inside St Albans Museum + Gallery, gently landing on unexpected surfaces across the building’s three floors.

Inspired by the Alexander Hopkins British Butterfly collection which were once part of St Albans Museums’ collection, artist Lyndall Phelps presents a playful artistic intervention which reintroduces the butterflies back into their previous habitat.

Re-imagined in decorative and reflective kaleidoscopic form, visitors are invited to find Purple Emperor, Swallow Tail and Clouded Yellow butterflies which are scattered across the building.

In partnership with UH Arts, the University of Hertfordshire’s arts and cultural programme.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Free to all

Did you know?

Most gregarious hibernators

Cluster flies and ladybirds hibernate in roof space in their thousands, in spring they leave a chemical marking a safe site.

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