Museum What’s On
Following the latest government announcement Abingdon Museum will be closed until further notice.
Whilst the Museum is closed, there are many online ways to interact with the Museum:
Abingdon Museum Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of the Museum here: https://www.abingdon.gov.uk/museum/virtual-tour
Abingdon Museum YouTube Channel
Check out our latest videos featuring museum talks, events, exhibitions and craft activities on our new YouTube Channel by following this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqyOenBcgJ56cD6wFqcTGQ
Abingdon Museum Blog
We’ve set up a new website for our museum blog!
You can find all Abingdon Museum blog posts here: https://abingdonmuseumblog.wordpress.com/
Abingdon Museum From Home
Visit https://www.abingdon.gov.uk/museum-family-indoor-activities you’ll find activities, games and quizzes for all the family.
Please keep in touch via our social media channels:
Entry to the museum is via a timed ticketing system through Eventbrite at:
Only the Sessions Gallery is currently open, the Cafe, Roof and Attic Galleries will remain closed until phase two.
Museum Event- Christmas Craft Bags
Saturday 12th December 2020
Get crafty and make colourful decorations from our Christmas activity pack!
This year the museum volunteer crafting team can’t be at the museum doing Christmas Craft with you all as usual. However, they prepared some Xmas bags of craft material for you to take to craft at home with the family. For more information please follow this link https://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-market-place-sports-leisure/christmas-craft-bags
Abingdon Museum will be closed from Thursday 5th November 2020, in line with new government lockdown restrictions.
We will update the website as soon as we know when we are allowed to reopen.
In the meantime, please join our online events and explore the museum virtually here.
Museum update – September 2020
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.
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.
Please book your free tickets at https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/visit-abingdon-museum-tickets-112962584130
• 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.
• 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.
Museum update August 2020
We are happy to announce that Abingdon Museum will reopen to the public on Saturday 5th September 2020. We can’t wait to welcome you back!
Free tickets will be available to book through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/visit-abingdon-museum-tickets-112962584130
Due to the Covid 19 crisis we have adapted our entry rules. We allow a maximum of 10 visitors entry for each half hour time slot. 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 also 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.
Museum Update – July 2020
We are happy that museums and galleries can reopen from 4th July 2020.
Abingdon Museum will continue to be temporary closed, we are working hard on safety reopening measures to ensure a safe place for all staff and visitors. We look forward to reopening our doors as soon as possible.
Online Museum Crafts – Children’s online craft sessions created by Abingdon Museum Volunteers.
Abingdon Museum Crafting Crew are Museum volunteers that have created craft activity videos as an online resource for children, under the guidance of parents, carers or teachers, to have fun making things from bits and bobs around the house.
Virtual Craft events will be published on their new Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/museumcraftingcrew/