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Abingdon County Hall Museum

Abingdon County Hall Museum’s aim is to present the history of Abingdon and the surrounding locality in the most informative, exciting and accessible way possible. We will continue to develop the museum in line with visitor comments and town activities with the intention to create exhibitions combining importance to the locality, people, educational significance and interest for as broad an audience as possible.

 

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Donations are gratefully received

 

 

Exhibitions

Latest News

04 Aug 2014
Reading of the roll at sunset in St Helen's Church
Abingdon-on-Thames is participating in the nation-wide... more
13 Jul 2014
River Thames Swans are Royal Swans
This is the week when the annual census of the Queen's... more
12 Jul 2014
The department for Communities and Local Government have... more
11 Jul 2014
Mostly Books on Stert Street
Mark Thornton of Mostly Books in Stert Street has written a... more
05 Jul 2014
Yeah Baby - famous for its great atmosphere
Bands and fun on the Market Place this Saturday. Come and... more
Celebrating 90 years of MG
90 Years of the MG Marque
18th March - 20th July The initials MG for Morris Garages have had a special meaning since 1924, when the first sports... MORE
David Buckland Copyright - Museum Front
An exhibition by David Buckland
May 2 - September 16 2014 David Buckland and Abingdon County Hall Museum present a unique range of High Dynamic Range (... MORE
Fabric Frame. How creative can you be?
Drop in family activity. Museum Kempster Room As part of your visit to the new HDR Photos of Abingdon exhibition, join... MORE
Saxon Pottery
Drop in family activity. Museum Kempster Room Using replica Roman, Saxon and Iron Age pottery pieces from the Museum as... MORE
Archaeological pieces on display at the museum
A free drop in event. Meet the expert: come and bring your archaeological finds to the museum and discover something... MORE
Wartime poster
To supplement the opening of our Abingdon at War exhibition (5th August), visitors will have the opportunity to book a... MORE
A series of talks by Gareth Howell & Rick Stevens  Tuesday 5 August and Wendesday 6 August The Museum is fortunate... MORE
Map of pre-war empires
The Western Front dominates our thinking of the conflict in WW1, so much so that we often forget it was a world war.... MORE
WW1 recruiting poster
Lions led by Donkeys? Attacks that achieved nothing but slaughter? Then just how was the war won? This talk will... MORE
A small section of authentic items used in the trench system
and Tuesday, 5 August, 2:00-3:00pm    Rick Stevens, an experienced Nottingham Schoolteacher and WW1 ordnance collector... MORE

Events

map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
WW1 recruiting poster
Tuesday, 5th August7:00pm-8:00pm
Lions led by Donkeys? Attacks that achieved nothing but slaughter? Then just how was the war won? Th... more
Grenades of WW1
Wednesday, 6th August11:00am-12:00pm
This talk will look at the development of British hand grenades throughout the Great War. Their manu... more
Map of pre-war empires
Wednesday, 6th August1:00pm-2:00pm
The Western Front dominates our thinking of the conflict in WW1, so much so that we often forget it... more
Fabric Frame. How creative can you be?
Wednesday, 13th August10:30am-3:30pm
Drop in family activity. Museum Kempster Room As part of your visit to the new HDR Photos of Abingdo... more
Wartime poster
Friday, 15th August7:00pm-8:00pm
To supplement the opening of our Abingdon at War exhibition (5th August), visitors will have the opp... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
St Helen's Church
Monday, 4th August7:30pm-11:00pm
Abingdon-on-Thames is participating in the nation-wide Lights Out commemoration. "The lamps are goin... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 29th August7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
Comedy Club held monthly at the Abingdon-on-Thames Guildhall LAST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 8:00pm
OUT OF BOUNDS COMEDY CLUB AUGUST 2014 - GERRY K HEADLINES Jason Patterson Compere's tonight, he star... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 26th September7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 31st October7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 28th November7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
The Guildhall's Comedy Nights now on last Friday of the month
Friday, 26th December7:30pm-11:00pm
We have moved our successful Comedy Club to the last Friday of the month. Its cheap at £12 and the s... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
WW1 recruiting poster
Tuesday, 5th August7:00pm-8:00pm
Lions led by Donkeys? Attacks that achieved nothing but slaughter? Then just how was the war won? Th... more
Grenades of WW1
Wednesday, 6th August11:00am-12:00pm
This talk will look at the development of British hand grenades throughout the Great War. Their manu... more
Map of pre-war empires
Wednesday, 6th August1:00pm-2:00pm
The Western Front dominates our thinking of the conflict in WW1, so much so that we often forget it... more
Fabric Frame. How creative can you be?
Wednesday, 13th August10:30am-3:30pm
Drop in family activity. Museum Kempster Room As part of your visit to the new HDR Photos of Abingdo... more
Wartime poster
Friday, 15th August7:00pm-8:00pm
To supplement the opening of our Abingdon at War exhibition (5th August), visitors will have the opp... more
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