Abingdon Museum is now open!
We are pleased to announce phase one of reopening to showcase the Sessions Gallery.
The Cafe, Roof and Attic Galleries will remain closed until phase two.
Entry to the museum galleries is free.
Please book your timed ticket on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/visit-abingdon-museum-tickets-112962584130
The museum relies on the generous donations of its visitors to help support its core objectives: there is a suggested but non-compulsory donation of £2 adults, £1 children.
Due to the Covid 19 crisis we have adapted our entry rules. Arrive at the main entrance to the Museum under the covered Arcade where a member of staff will be waiting to greet you, or you may call for assistance using the video entry panel outside the front door.
• Entry times are 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 your visit will last 30 minutes from scheduled entry time.
• We allow a maximum of 10 visitors entry for each half hour time slot. Please be aware that the Museum observes the rule of 6 for a single booking.
• Social distancing rules will apply and a mask must be worn by all visitors for the duration of their visit.
• You will be required to use hand sanitisers on entry and at the end of your visit when exiting the main gallery.
• The Museum is part of the national ‘Track and Trace’ programme, which requires that contact details of visitors be held for 21 days and then deleted. This is a UK wide initiative in the fight against Coronavirus.
The Roof Terrace – Temporarily closed
The museum roof is a must see during periods of good weather, as it provides a panoramic view of the town and South Oxfordshire countryside.
Roof Tickets are available for just £2 adults and £1 children (6-16 years), £1 English Heritage member.
We regret that children under the age of 6 cannot go onto the roof for safety reasons.
The museum roof will be open from March – November every day the museum is open, but will be closed during periods of rain, high winds or other adverse weather conditions.
PLEASE NOTE: the museum galleries are only accessible by stairs. The lift from the pavement level takes you to the Basement and Cafe but these are temporarily closed.
Abingdon County Hall Museum recognises the physical access difficulties inherent in the 17th century County Hall building which has over 100 steps from ground level to the roof terrace. Until all floors of the Museum can be made more accessible the following facilities are available:
- Wheelchair lift accessible from pavement level is situated between the County Hall Museum and Punchbowl Pub.
- This lift serves allows visitors access to the Basement level only.
In the Basement there is access to:
- Museum Café
- Toilets, accessible toilet and baby changing facilities
- Kempster Room – the venue for schools’ workshops and family activity sessions
- Display of the 1907 Crossley engines and water pump
- On-line access to a selection of items from the museum collections through the eHive catalogue. To access this catalogue now Click here
This website aims to comply with all appropriate DDA recommendations.
For more information please see our Accessibility Guide.
Quiet Time at Abingdon Museum
From 13 June 2021 we are offering a quiet time at Abingdon Museum, for the last visiting slot on Sundays from 3-3.30 pm.
For more information about quiet time visits please click here.
By Car – exit the A34 at the Abingdon South/Marcham turnoff, Exit towards Fairacres Park and continue onto Ock Street, which will lead you into the town centre. Parking is available at West St. Helen Street, Abbey Close and the Cattle Market carparks, which offer 2 hours free parking.
By Bus – from Oxford: the X3, X13, City13, City5 and City23 buses offer a direct service to and from Oxford. Please click here for timetables. From Wantage and Didcot, 32/X32.
By Train – Radley Station is available as a link service from Didcot Parkway, Oxford, Reading and Pangbourne stations. From Radley, the City35 bus offers a direct service to Abingdon Town Centre.
By Boat – Salters boat trips from Oxford.