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The Arts Society Lecture – The Guggenheims – a dynasty of art collectors by Andrew Hopkins


The Arts Society Abingdon are presenting an ONLINE Webinar -   The Live Webinar will start at 11.00 and again live at 14.00 . 15th September   The Guggenheims: a dynasty of art collectors Andrew Hopkins What other family in the 20th Century has managed to amass such extraordinary art collections, and design or purchase such astounding buildings in which to […]


Heritage Weekend 2021

Abingdon loves to celebrate its rich and very visible heritage. Every year in September we join in with the national Heritage Open Days programme which runs across the country (and abroad) and offers a diverse and entertaining range of ways to learn more about our past. The national theme chosen for this year’s event is […]

Museum Craft Activity: ‘Food Through the Ages’

Abingdon County Hall Museum Market Place, Abingdon-on-Thames

The crafting crew is back at the museum to host more fantastic craft sessions for kids! Find out about 'Food Through the Ages' in a handling session with Roman, Saxon and Medieval artefacts, then make a colourful collage on a paper plate with shapes of all your favourite modern food! Time: 10:30 - 12:30, 13:30 […]


Abingdon’s Pre-COP26 Great Big Green Event

Abingdon County Hall Museum Market Place, Abingdon-on-Thames

Abingdon Carbon Cutters, in association with the newly-formed “One Planet Abingdon” Climate Emergency Centre, will have multiple stalls under the arches of the County Museum on the market place, with apple-pressing in the cafe beneath our feet (entrance behind the museum). Bring your bike for a check, and check out a map of easy cycle […]


A Guided Walk through Ancient Abingdon

Barrow Hills Audlett Drive, Abingdon

Join local archaeologist Jeff Wallis for a walk and discover the traces of ancient settlements, such as an early Bronze Age barrow cemetery at Barrow Hills in North Abingdon. Jeff is a silversmith with an archaeological and palaeontology background. He focuses on ancient Abingdon and points out key markers in the landscape that give clues […]


The Damascus Project: ‘Living in Abingdon’

Abingdon County Hall Museum Market Place, Abingdon-on-Thames

An exhibition featuring DAMASCUS project exploring photography skills.  ‘Living in Abingdon’, was a summer project designed to develop photography skill among the youth members of The Abingdon DAMASCUS Youth Project. The exhibition is located in Abingdon Museum Attic Gallery (Second Floor). The Abingdon Damascus Youth Project (a voluntary and registered charity) prides itself on enabling […]

Museum Halfterm Craft: ‘All the fun of the fair’

Abingdon County Hall Museum Market Place, Abingdon-on-Thames

Experience the excitement and colours of the fairground at night! Children can experiment with a range of techniques to create a shimmering night time scene and also make a dazzling spinner, while younger children can build shakers. Time: 10:30 – 12:30, 13:30 – 15:30 Type: Drop-in session – no need to book! Admission: Free Donations: […]

The Oxfordshire Geology Trust Ice Age Object Handling Session

Abingdon County Hall Museum Market Place, Abingdon-on-Thames

Look into the past with experts from the Oxfordshire Geology Trust. The Oxfordshire contains secrets of a lost time when giant animals roamed fresh pastures and small groups of humans hunted and gathered for their survival. What was it like, was everything cold and covered in ice? You might be surprised, please join us to […]

Christmas Family Photoshoot Sessions with Martin Wackenier

Put on your best Xmas jumper and come at the Museum for a Christmassy family photoshoot taken by Abingdon photographer Martin Wackenier, who is exhibiting a collection of stunning photographs from the last 13 years depicting the town of Abingdon and its people. Families can have their Christmas photos taken in the festive atmosphere of […]