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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 Summer 2014 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. 

23 July 2015 10am to 4pm FREE EVENT As part of the national Festival of Archaeology, please join us at Abingdon Museum for a fun filled and informative day focusing on the history of Abingdon through Archaeology. Some of the highlights of the day will include: Object identification with Anni Byard (back by popular demand), who will be on hand to help identify your home finds and artefacts. If you...
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...
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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...
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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.  
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Roman Coin discovered at Marcham
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...
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