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Current Exhibitions

The Abingdon County Hall Museum 2019 brochure is available now. Call in when the Museum re-opens which is from Wednesday 2nd January. Closed for Christmas week, the Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday each week in the New Year with three floors of exhibitions to explore.

The visiting exhibition with poignant images, 1914 to 1918 conscription and propanganda posters is continuing by popular demand so please look at the tabs to the left or for information click here What's On brochure 


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.

What's On 2019 Programme will be accessible online soon.

Special Exhibitions

Our current special exhibitions include diplays on how the Army of India contributed efforts to the Great War, mainly in Mesopotamia. This poignant display with handouts complements the conscription posters and lots of colourful things to see. There are quizzes and trails for children.

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. 

Great War Propaganda, conscription, ww1 Abingdon
A collection of wartime conscription and propaganda posters portrays a unique and insightful view of the Great War. Exploring the detail within the text and imagery of these documents, visitors will discover a number of underlying stories and social attitudes that create a picture of life both on the front lines and at home in Britain during the conflict of 1914-1918. Time: 10am-4pm Tuesday -...
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Indian army in the first world war, ww1, great war, abingdon, untold story, 100 years commemoration
Formed from a collaborative project led by Oxford University’s History Faculty and the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, this exhibition reveals new insights into the role played by people from across the Indian subcontinent during the First World War; as well as exploring the historical connections between the British Indian Army and the local communities of Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire, since...
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Treasure, Silver, Corporation, Abingdon, exhibition, 2016, free entry
Now on display in the museum. The town of Abingdon was granted Borough status in 1556, beginning an exciting new chapter in its civic history. The Corporation replaced the abbey and medieval guilds in administrative duties, and oversaw the funding of the County Hall’s construction, the conversion of the Medieval St. John’s Hospital into the Magistrates Court and Council Chamber. This exhibition...
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