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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens

Abingdon-on-Thames

Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, the 250 year-old moment of Market Place mayhem which is our way of celebrating some royal occasions.

Come and witness one of our living traditions, taste something new at one of our markets, dance with our Morris dancers or simply sit by the river with a picnic. Abingdon-on-Thames proudly claims to be the oldest town in the country, but with a genuine community spirit and lively events driven by local people, it feels energising, alive and kicking!

 This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

We Want You!
Abingdon Museum are looking for Front of House Volunteers to join the museum's highly praised team. Our volunteers are ... MORE
Crafts Market tomorrow
Alongside some of the well-loved stalls presented by the locality's best craftworkers and artisans, tomorrow's Craft... MORE
Abingdon Town Crier Newsletter
May 2015 edition
After 53 editions, the Town Crier magazine has been published in a new larger format version in A4 size, and has been... MORE

Latest News

25 Jun 2015
Press release from Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council
Following a meeting of the Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council... more
12 Jun 2015
Crafts Market tomorrow
Alongside some of the well-loved stalls presented by the... more
01 Jun 2015
Craftworkers can apply for the June Craft Market
Just a few weeks to go until the Craft Market is back in... more
01 Jun 2015
Music in the Park wristbands all gone now
We have reached our maximum numbers for the Music in the... more
29 May 2015
The Local Excellence Market will be filling the Market... more
  • Join us for our fantastic Family Fun Day with FREE entry in the picnic area of the overflow car park... more
  • Wild adventures for children aged 8-12yrs. Join the Earth Trust for outdoor fun as we build dens, co... more
  • Forest School for pre-school children. Come and join the Earth Trust for a morning of play and disco... more
  • An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to discover the Earth Trust site, where w... more
  • Discover how to maximise your fruit crop with Andy Howard. Including both theory and practical, hand... more
  • Drop in to the Earth Trust and find out what’s living in our pond, plus create your own creature to... more
  • Learn the traditional way to tackle long grass and tall weeds with Clive Leeke at the Earth Trust. P... more
  • Tomorrow Abingdon Museum will be opening its doors from 5pm for an evening of free entertainment for... more
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Pilates class
Friday, 3 July 2015 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Saturday, 4th July9:30am-4:00pm
Learn the traditional way to tackle long grass and tall weeds with Clive Leeke at the Earth Trust. P... more
Saturday, 4th July10:00am-4:00pm
Join us for our fantastic Family Fun Day with FREE entry in the picnic area of the overflow car park... more
Saturday, 4 July 2015 - 2:30pm
Stories and colouring in the library for under 8s held every Saturday 14.30 - 15.00 in our newly ref... more
Sunday, 5th July10:00am-2:00pm
Drop in to the Earth Trust and find out what’s living in our pond, plus create your own creature to... more
Sunday, 5th July10:00am-4:00pm
Discover how to maximise your fruit crop with Andy Howard. Including both theory and practical, hand... more
Sunday, 5 July 2015 - 3:00pm
Students from the County Music Service with conductor Mark Levy Alexander Gunasekera - Violin Katie... more
Monday, 6 July 2015 - 10:00am
Need help with a new laptop or to get to grips with a table device?  Need assistance navigating the... more
Monday, 6 July 2015 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
From Monday, 6th July to Wednesday, 8th July10:30am-3:30pm
Memorable Mosaics: come and explore the magic of Mixed Media Mosaics...an exciting, accessible mediu... more
map
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Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 8th July2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
Image by Peter Turner for Abingdon Museum
Saturday, 11th July10:30am-3:30pm
Become a Roman Artist and make your very own mosaic! Mosaics are a very fine type of artwork that th... more
Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 15th July2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 22nd July2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 29th July2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 5th August2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 12th August2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 19th August2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 26th August2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
Appreciating the Italian Renaissance. A ten week course
Wednesday, 2nd September2:00pm-4:00pm
A ten week course by Karl Musson at Abingdon Museum This 10-week course aims to enrich our appreciat... more
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