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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.


Musum 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.


What's On

 

The Bob Frampton Prize

August 2020 - Winners Announcement:
Bob Frampton and Mayor Charlie Birks congratulate Ruth Hunter, Chloe Johnson and Alice Le Tanter Gioanni as this years winners of the bob Frampton Prize. They are all equally different and original entries that thoughtfully reflect on the serious issues the prize addresses. Due to Covid 19 pandemic we are not be able to host a ‘live’ presentation of  the awards this year but look forward to next years event and hope that you will make entries for the 2021 Bob Frampton Prize once the new theme is announced.


 

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/

Next craft session is on Thursday 9th July at 2 pm. 
More info at https://www.abingdon.gov.uk/event/arts-culture-heritage-sports-leisure/museum-craft-session-make-do-mend


Museum Crafts in Lockdown

We hope you’re enjoying the crafting sessions made by our volunteer crafting team and making craft along with them! We’ll be happy to see your creations!
Why not share your photos of the craft you’ve made, you can attach them in the comments section of the craft videos on Facebook or post them using the hashtag #AbingdonMuseumCrew on Instagram.
The Museum Crafting team has also an account on Twitter where you can tag @MuseumCrew in your photo.
Don’t forget to mention which of the craft sessions inspired your creation.

We’re going to launch a museum craft raffle with all photos received, which will be published in a photo album ‘Museum Crafts in Lockdown’ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/museumcraftingcrew/
Once lockdown is over and the museum opens again we will put all the craft photos into a hat and pick out six in a lucky dip! Each will receive a prize from the museum shop… try your luck!

Here you can find activities, games and quizzes for all the family! We're going to share a new activity every Friday! COLOURING ACTIVITY We've uploaded some colouring sheets, have fun colouring the museum and its collection. Download the printable PDF version here. If you like to find out more about the objects visit our collection online here https://ehive.com/collections/4128/abingdon-county-...
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We are happy to announce that we have a new Youtube Channel, follow this link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLqyOenBcgJ56cD6wFqcTGQ/featured Check out our lastest videos and subscribe!  Exhibition: Mr Hemmings' Hat & Other Curiosities     Abingdon Museum at Night 2019       Abingdon Museum's crafting crew creates live sessions for children to make art & fun objects from recycling...
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