13 June - 18 October
In 1965 a new research centre opened near Abingdon to study the science and engineering conditions needed to produce electrical energy from fusion. Today, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the UK’s national fusion research laboratory. It includes JET (Joint European Torus) - the flagship European project and MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) - the UK’s fusion energy...
12 September - 20 December
The Thames is steeped in tradition and flows through the history of England. In 2015 it is the focus of a wonderful new exhibition by HapticArt, a group of nine Stitched Textile artists, who have created a specially worked display for Abingdon Museum. Their approach to textile work is diverse, expressing their own individual interests and skills in various mediums, from...
Opens 5 August
What did Abingdon do in the Great War? Come and see our new exhibition highlighting Abingdon people and their contribution to the war effort as service men and women or civilians.
Recent research into the town's families, businesses and industries has provided a new and fascinating insight into life on the home front, with excerpts from contemporary newspapers providing lots of ...
24 October - 1 November
In support of the BDA National Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW), pupils from The Unicorn School in Abingdon, aged 6-14 years, present an exhibition of artwork, sculpture and descriptive works that celebrate their creativity and illustrate some of the learning techniques used.
7 February - 19 April 2015
Port Meadow, the historically significant common land between Wolvercote and Jericho, has been captured in fine detail by Adrian Arbib, an Oxford based professional photographer. Adrian has tried to celebrate the beauty of Port Meadow in Oxford, whilst exploring peoples’ relationship to the lands. The captivating scenes during the winter floods are particularly vivid...
25 April - 1 September
Between 2001-2011 excavations on Trendles Field, Marcham, unearthed evidence for ritual and religious practices beginning in the Iron Age. They continued into the Roman period when a temple and semi-amphitheatre were constructed. The site produced thousands of artefacts, many of them gifts to the gods, proving this to be a site of national importance.
Thanks to a 3-year...