When King Henry VIII’s men dismantled the Abbey which had made the town of Abingdon famous, they left behind some medieval buildings near the river which were eventually saved by the Friends of Abingdon. Today the Abbey Buildings are a fascinating glimpse into the business life of the monastery and even include a small theatre created at the time of the coronation of our present Queen.
There are three separate parts to the Abbey Buildings; for more detailed historical information click on these links to go to the historical section of this website.
The Long Gallery at the Abbey Buildings
The Chequer at the Abbey Buildings
The Unicorn Theatre at the Abbey Buildings
The Abbey Buildings are managed by the Friends of Abingdon Abbey Buildings Trust and details about events and opening times can be found here. The buildings are available to hire for weddings, private parties etc or for performances in the Unicorn Theatre.