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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.

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Abingdon Museum are looking for Front of House Volunteers to join the museum's highly praised team. Our volunteers are ... MORE
A cross-party working group has been putting together the details of the new vision for the Guildhall, and moving into... MORE
BBC Historical Advisor Gareth Howell returns to Abingdon to deliver another engaging and detailed examination of ... MORE
Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth
Abingdon-on-Thames plays its part in national and international occasions, including the Fly a Flag for the... MORE

Latest News

11 Feb 2016
Richard III abingdon museum lecture battle bosworth war of the roses
On February 19 BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell returns... more
09 Feb 2016
Low Level Flood Alerts Issued.
 Flood alert for River Thames for the Abingdon Area,... more
04 Feb 2016
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Visitors are invited to see a stunning display of artwork... more
03 Feb 2016
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Tickets are available for BBC Historical Advisor Gareth... more
28 Jan 2016
Vegetables and other fresh and local goods at the market this Saturday
  This Saturday is the quarterly market where local food... more
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Pilates class
Friday, 12 February 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Mud Pie Monday!
Monday, 15th February10:00am-11:30am
Join us in the Earth Trust Centre garden for our first Mud Pie Monday – buckets of mud and buckets o... more
Monday, 15 February 2016 - 10:30am
We have regular walks on Monday mornings starting and finishing in the entrance hall of the White Ho... more
Build a bird box
Monday, 15th February2:00pm-4:00pm
Take home your own handmade bird box and help encourage more wildlife into your garden. Tools and ma... more
Monday, 15th February7:30pm-9:30pm
Talk by Maggie Loughran -"Pre 1865 Sources for Irish Research”. after a request  from our members at... more
Weavaway kids craft workshop
From Tuesday, 16th February to Wednesday, 17th February10:30am-3:00pm
Kids craft workshop Become a Saxon weaver for the day and create your own lucet weave, basket or dre... more
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 - 7:30pm
'Changing Wildlife of the Chilterns'. An interesting talk will be given by John Tyler at the Northco... more
Pilates class
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 9:00am
Physio-led mixed abilities Pilates A great class for all abilities and for those with a range of con... more
Woodland Adventure
Wednesday, 17th February10:00am-12:00pm
An expedition for 5-8 year olds. Use your detective skills to discover the Earth Trust’s woodland, w... more
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 10:30am
The aim of ADFAS is to encourage interest and appreciation of the arts primarily through a programme... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Weavaway kids craft workshop
From Tuesday, 16th February to Wednesday, 17th February10:30am-3:00pm
Kids craft workshop Become a Saxon weaver for the day and create your own lucet weave, basket or dre... more
Friday, 19th February7:00pm-8:30pm
BBC Historical Advisor Gareth Howell returns to Abingdon to deliver another engaging and detailed ex... more
Saturday, 20th February10:00am-3:00pm
Using his superb and vast collection of WW1 ordnance, Rick Stevens explains the trench system and th... more
Saturday, 20th February11:00am-3:00pm
Join Bill Pike and Diccon Dadey for an informal tour around their stunning new exhibition combining... more
Saturday, 26th March10:30am-3:00pm
Kids Craft Workshop Join us for another year of cracking good fun with a whole range of Easter theme... more
Wednesday, 30th March10:30am-3:00pm
Kids Craft Workshop Join us for another year of cracking good fun with a whole range of Easter theme... more
Free, museums at night, abingdon, family, activity, music, concert, performers wanted
Saturday, 14th May6:00pm-9:00pm
SEE YOUR MUSEUM IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT Abingdon Museum opens after-hours inviting everyone to visit ou... more
From Tuesday, 31st May to Wednesday, 1st June10:30am-3:00pm
Free Kids Craft Workshop Help us celebrate Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday this year by joining us i... more
From Wednesday, 27th July to Wednesday, 24th August10:30am-3:00pm
27 JULY, 10 AUGUST and 24 AUGUST Free Kids Craft Workshop Explore the land that time forgot with a w... more
Kids Workshop, Abingdon, Free
From Wednesday, 3rd August to Wednesday, 17th August10:30am-3:00pm
3 AUGUST and 17 AUGUST ONLY Free Kids Craft Workshop We'll be rocking 'round the clock and building... more
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