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Published on: 11 Apr 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum are seeking volunteers. If you would like to work in a Grade I listed classical revival county hall, enjoy being around history and meeting new people, then we would like to hear from you. If you have any special interests and would like to get involved in some of the museum's other areas, such as events, marketing, cafe and roof visits please do get in touch.  Please click the following link to download a volunteer application form For more information please contact abingdon.museum@abingdon.gov.uk or call 01235 523703.
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Published on: 04 Apr 2017
The Mouse Hole Cafe, located in the basement of Abingdon County Hall and operated by Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council, are seeking a Saturday volunteer. The cafe offers a cosy and friendly space run by a small team of staff and volunteers, serving hot drinks, snacks and light lunches. The cafe promotes a community atmosphere, and the Mouse Hole Club (run by the museum's superb volunteers) puts on regular adult craft activities. Saturday volunteers would be required to help serve food and drinks, offer a friendly welcome and be willing to chat with customers.  If you would like to be a part of... more
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Learn to Draw abingdon museum art pencil sketch workshop
Published on: 20 Mar 2017
Abingdon Museum welcomes artist Kate Hammersley who will be conducting a series of workshops over four weeks in April entitled Learn to Draw. The workshops will provide beginners and aspiring drawers a chance to learn essential techniques, such as creating compositions and developing textures - taking inspiration from the museum and its collections.  Details of the course may be found at http://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage/learn-draw with the first date Saturday 1st April. Places are selling fast so please contact 01235 523703 to confirm your place. Feeling inspired? The... more
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Published on: 23 Jan 2017
Abingdon County Hall Museum has lent several objects from its collection to the Bampton Archive for their current exhibition “The Tanning Industry in Bampton – A not-so-small industry that we have forgotten”. The exhibition presents images and objects illustrating the tanning trade in Bampton as well as leatherworking in general. On now until 3 March 2017 in the Vesey Room of the Bampton Library, Monday to Saturday 10.30-12.30 and 2-4, Sunday 2-4. Entrance free.
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Published on: 13 Oct 2016
Abingdon County Hall Museum presents The Battle of the Somme, by BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell and WW1 relic hunter Rick Stevens. An informative talk, artefacts display and memorial evening to mark the centenary of one of the most infamous battles of World War I. Exploring some of the actual weapons and equipment used in that fateful battle, Rick and Gareth discuss what really happened 100 years ago at the Somme.  Both speakers return to Abingdon by popular demand following a succession of well-received lectures on Trench Warfare, The Napoleonic Wars and The War of the Roses, and... more
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Published on: 03 Oct 2016
MG have been in the realms of motorsport since their inception in the 1920’s. Fighting against the biggest names in Motorsport including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo and Bugatti, MG has been part of an elite racing heritage that has seen them win challenging circuits and break the toughest records. From 30 September to 20 December, this exhibition will highlight the best of MGs participation in competitive motorsport and celebrate a remarkable racing heritage, all conceived by an Abingdon based car manufacturer. Discover the history of the record-breakers built in Abingdon. Learn about the drivers and... more
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Abingdon Heritage Festival and Heritage Open Days 2016
Published on: 20 Jul 2016
The year is 1416 and the Market Place is alive with activity. Welcome to Medieval Abingdon - the 2016 Abingdon Heritage Festival with Heritage Open Days - on 10 September 2016, where visitors will be offered free entry to a day of fabulous medieval family activities, shops, stalls and events. Witness a Foot Knight Tournament, medieval forge, archery, medieval cookery and moneyer, leather purse-making and much much more. Keep a look out for details in the upcoming brochure which will be available online from 6th August 2016.  Heritage Open Days is a national annual event that offers a unique... more
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Published on: 11 Feb 2016
On February 19 BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell returns to Abingdon to deliver another of his engaging talks on military history. The Amey Theatre in conjunction with Abingdon Museum play host, and this year Gareth conducts a historic examination of the War of the Roses.  Tickets are available from the Amey Theatre website: Amey Theatre Bookings  or can be booked at Abingdon Museum on 01235 523703 Gareth has also recently conducted research for the BBC into the Home Guard in the UK, to tie in with the release of the new Dad's Army film, the report of which is due for release later in 2016... more
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metal art, oil painting, abingdon, museum, heritage, days out, family
Published on: 04 Feb 2016
Visitors are invited to see a stunning display of artwork from two Berkshire artists, Bill Pike and Diccon Dadey. The pair have teamed up with Abingdon Museum in creating scenes of movement and motion found in nature, from capturing the moment of ducks landing in metallic sculpture, to the rippling reflections of the Thames at Abingdon.  The exhibition is located on the first floor sessions gallery and the museum is free to visit Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm, and Sunday 11am-5pm.  On February 20th visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists to find out how they produce their wonderful... more
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Published on: 03 Feb 2016
Tickets are available for BBC Historical Advisor Gareth Howell's engaging lecture on the War of the Roses, held at the Amey Theatre in Abingdon on February 19th at 7pm.  A regular speaker at Abingdon Museum, Gareth delivers his specialist subjects in military history in a truly absorbing way, capturing the imagination of his audiences with new insights into popular topics and broaching previously unanswered questions. This year we accompany him on a journey through the world of late Medieval England, exploring the conflict and usurpation of the throne of Henry IV, the reigns of Henry V and VI... more
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