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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

19 Dec 2014
Winter Weather - be prepared
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council is hosting two exhibitions... more
08 Dec 2014
Christmas Inspiration at a genuine Crafts Market
This Saturday 13th December the Market Place at Abingdon-on... more
01 Dec 2014
The Guildhall is the setting for Christmas Carols this Friday evening
The Mayor's Christmas Carol Concert will bring the real... more
29 Nov 2014
Extravaganza Crowds watch the fireworks. Photograph by Lawrence Harman
Today is the day the Christmas LIghts are switched on, but... more
22 Nov 2014
Abingdon's own Local Excellence Market is back
The array of great food, drink, craft and community stalls... more
Port Meadow during the floods
Photographs by Adrian Arbib
7 February - 19 April 2015   Port Meadow, the historically significant common land between Wolvercote and Jericho, has... MORE
Engraving by Sydney Carline
Engravings of rural Oxfordshire
5 December - 1 February An exhibition showcasing the work of Sydney Carline, Stanley Anderson and Robin Tanner. The... MORE

Events

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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Tile from Abingdon's medieval abbey
Saturday, 17th January10:30am-3:00pm
Learn the secrets of medieval clay tile and stained glass making. Using special techniques taught by... more
Photograph of Osman Aldworth in WW1 uniform, his cap badge and medals
From Wednesday, 18th February to Thursday, 19th February10:30am-3:00pm
Inspired by the great heroes of WW1, the diaries and postcards they wrote and the medals they earned... more
WW1 British mess tin and equipment - Abingdon Museum attic gallery
Friday, 27th February7:00pm-9:00pm
Back by popular demand, BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell brings his captivating talks on The Gre... more
Rick Stevens presenting a German Pickelhelm
Saturday, 28th February11:00am-3:00pm
Back by popular demand, Rick Stevens presents his fantastic collection of WW1 ordnance, from Thompso... more
The fully restored Monks' Map - on display in the Museum galleries
Wednesday, 18th March7:00pm-8:00pm
Painting Conservator Ruth Bubb gives her expert insight into conservation techniques with a particul... more
Experience a view of the partial eclipse from the iconic roof viewing platform
Friday, 20th March9:00am-11:00am
Join us on the museum roof between 9 am and 11am for an exclusive view of the partial eclipse of the... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Winter  Weather & Flood Fairs
Thursday, 8th January5:30pm-8:00pm
Be Prepared!  Our Winter Weather Exhibitions will give you information from experts about protecting... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
December's Comedy Club is on Saturday rather than the usual Friday slot
Saturday, 27th December7:30pm-11:00pm
Comedy Club is now sold out for the December 27th Club.
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
Tile from Abingdon's medieval abbey
Saturday, 17th January10:30am-3:00pm
Learn the secrets of medieval clay tile and stained glass making. Using special techniques taught by... more
Photograph of Osman Aldworth in WW1 uniform, his cap badge and medals
From Wednesday, 18th February to Thursday, 19th February10:30am-3:00pm
Inspired by the great heroes of WW1, the diaries and postcards they wrote and the medals they earned... more
WW1 British mess tin and equipment - Abingdon Museum attic gallery
Friday, 27th February7:00pm-9:00pm
Back by popular demand, BBC historical advisor Gareth Howell brings his captivating talks on The Gre... more
Rick Stevens presenting a German Pickelhelm
Saturday, 28th February11:00am-3:00pm
Back by popular demand, Rick Stevens presents his fantastic collection of WW1 ordnance, from Thompso... more
The fully restored Monks' Map - on display in the Museum galleries
Wednesday, 18th March7:00pm-8:00pm
Painting Conservator Ruth Bubb gives her expert insight into conservation techniques with a particul... more
Experience a view of the partial eclipse from the iconic roof viewing platform
Friday, 20th March9:00am-11:00am
Join us on the museum roof between 9 am and 11am for an exclusive view of the partial eclipse of the... more
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