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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. 

Treasure, Silver, Corporation, Abingdon, exhibition, 2016, free entry
Now on display in the museum The town of Abingdon was granted Borough status in1556, 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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9 January - 11 April Inspired by nature, artists Bill Pike and Diccon Dadey have collaborated to form a unique and dynamic exhibition that wonderfully captures moments of movement and reflection in nature. Focused predominantly upon the River Thames and the wildlife that inhabits the Thames Valley, this exhibition portrays a huge variety of motion and movement, frozen in art. There are pieces of...
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bun throwing, abingdon, crowds, exhibition, 2016
16 April - 3 July Step back in time through 200 years of one of our town’s charming traditions. Bun Throwing is an event that occurs only on special royal occasions, and 2016 is set to be one of those years with Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday in the summer. Learn about the history of this unusual tradition, where it all started, some of the highlights from past years, and how it became a...
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