Clock Tower

The Clock Tower is unique in the country and still serves as a popular informal meeting place in the heart of the city of St Albans.

More information about the Clock Tower is on our City Issues page.

Help Wanted!

Volunteers from the Civic Society open the Clock Tower for visitors during alternate weekends (we share this voluntary activity with members of the St Albans & Hertfordshire Architectural & Archaeological Society) from Easter to the end of September and on other special occasions, such as the switch on of the Christmas lights. We have a valued group of people who help with this (known as Clockateers), and anyone who could give some time to go on the rota would be very welcome. Visitors come from around the world and it is very rewarding to meet the variety of people who come to climb the 93 spiral steps to the top. More volunteers are always welcome, please contact Jill Singer on 838965 or or Dawn Wheeler on 865652.

Upcoming Events

Heritage Open Days

Starts: 7 September 2017

Ends: 10 September 2017

Look out for detailed programme out late August.

Annual Awards Evening

5 October 2017

Time: 19:30

Location: The Maltings Arts Theatre

Annual Awards Evening for members and invited guests The Maltings Arts Theatre 7.30pm for 8pm start Refreshments – FREE

Autumn coach visit

7 October 2017

Location: Southwell, Nottinghamshire

Trip to Southwell Minster and the National Trust owned Workhouse. Details and booking form in Autumn Newsletter.

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Membership is open to all

Membership is open to everyone who shares our aim to make our City attractive for residents and visitors.

The membership / financial year runs from 1st April through to 31st March but you may of course join at any time so don’t delay, join today!

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