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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

18 Oct 2014
Colourful textiles at the Contemporary Crafts for Christmas show
The annual Crafts for Christmas show has got under way in... more
13 Oct 2014
One of the scriptwriting talents behind the Vicar Of Dibley will be your quizmaster
The Mayor's Charities Quiz Tickets have been on sale for... more
22 Sep 2014
The fairground rides light up the Market Place
The annual Michaelmas Fair will be operating on Monday 6th... more
13 Sep 2014
Stalls of vintage loveliness at Ruby's Fair in the Guildhall
Heritage Weekend has started in great style. The 1914 re-... more
12 Sep 2014
Signal School - one of the many events available to view throughout the day
Abingdon is ready for its very first WW1 family activity... more
Pulp paper artwork by Pat Russell
An exhibition of works of art by Pat Russell and Janet Boulton
20 September - 30 November This exhibition shows the work of two very diverse artists. Pat Russell specialised in... 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
A collection of talks by Edward Wates, Ewan Clayton, Peter Halliday and Janet Boulton, celebrating the life and work of... MORE
Home crafted examples of bookmaking with some illuminated letter ideas
Join us for a very special workshop for children creating your own medeival book! Kids can help decorate the covers and... MORE

Events

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Home crafted examples of bookmaking with some illuminated letter ideas
From Wednesday, 29th October to Thursday, 30th October10:30am-3:00pm
Join us for a very special workshop for children creating your own medeival book! Kids can help deco... more
Thursday, 20th November7:30pm-9:00pm
A collection of talks by Edward Wates, Ewan Clayton, Peter Halliday and Janet Boulton, celebrating t... more
Christmas Baubles
Saturday, 6th December10:30am-3:00pm
Come along and enjoy a very creative Christmas this year, making beautiful decorations, mobiles, pap... more
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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See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
The Museum at Night
Friday, 31st October7:00pm-9:00pm
Join the museum for a special late opening of the galleries, attic and cellar. The Museum will play... more
The scriptwriter of the Vicar of Dibley will be your quizmaster
Friday, 14th November7:00pm-9:30pm
The Mayor's Charity Quiz raises money for the Over 70s Christmas Party. It's a fun event with celebr... more
map
See Abingdon-on-Thames high resolution map
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
Home crafted examples of bookmaking with some illuminated letter ideas
From Wednesday, 29th October to Thursday, 30th October10:30am-3:00pm
Join us for a very special workshop for children creating your own medeival book! Kids can help deco... more
Thursday, 20th November7:30pm-9:00pm
A collection of talks by Edward Wates, Ewan Clayton, Peter Halliday and Janet Boulton, celebrating t... more
Christmas Baubles
Saturday, 6th December10:30am-3:00pm
Come along and enjoy a very creative Christmas this year, making beautiful decorations, mobiles, pap... more
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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