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Current Exhibitions

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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 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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peter rabbit, beatrix potter, geoff dunbar animation, rupert the bear, Sir Paul McCartney
Geoff Dunbar, BAFTA award winning director and animator, explores his career in the British film industry through original sketches, animations and recollections. The history of animation is brought to life through the eyes of a true visionary. Visitors may recall the nostalgic BBC Beatrix Potter series, Rupert and the Frog Song, The Cunning Little Vixen and UBU among many other titles and...
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