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Current Exhibitions

Permanent Exhibition

The permanent exhibitions include some of Abingdon’s most important and historically significant images and artefacts. These include The Monk's Map, a 16th-century map of the River Thames around Abingdon, a reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon Abingdon Sword, and one of the last MGB roadsters to come off the production line at the MG factory. Abingdon’s broad history has been encapsulated in a contemporary and dynamic new exhibition design as part of the museum’s full refurbishment programme completed in July 2012.

A printable copy of the current What's On Programme can be accessed online.

Special Exhibitions

Please use the tabs in the left hand column to see our current special exhibitions.

Some of our exhibitions are located in the Attic Gallery; please visit our Plan Your Visit page for more information on accessibility and a downloadable guide. 

Celebrating 90 years of MG
18th March - 20th July The initials MG for Morris Garages have had a special meaning since 1924, when the first sports cars were produced under the leadership of Cecil Kimber. MG soon outgrew their Oxford premises and moved to Abingdon in 1929. They produced coupés and saloons but were best known for the open 2-seater sports cars and their reputation for ‘Safety Fast’. For over 50 years, Abingdon...
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Inside Diamond Light Source
14th January - 27th April Diamond Light Source, just south of Abingdon-on-Thames, is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Scientists from around the world use Diamond, which produces very intense beams of light, to discover more about the materials they study. It can be used on everything from protein molecules to high technology engineering components and reveals far more than any...
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