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Abingdon-on-Thames Heritage Open Day Events

From Friday, 7th September to Sunday, 9th September7:30pm-4:30pm

“BRINGING THE ABBEY BUILDINGS ALIVE”  -  Friday 7 September 19.30 Unicorn Theatre OX14 3JB

An illustrated talk about the exciting plans to enhance the Buildings as a visitor attraction for future generations


Christ's Hospital Hall, Long Alley Almshouses, OX14 5EJ   -  Saturday 8 September 10.00 – 16.00

A rare chance to see the ancient Hospital Hall, in use since the 16th century, with its fascinating paintings; there are also artefacts and information relating to the life of the past residents.

Abingdon Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, OX14 3JB   -  Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 10.00-16.30

The beautiful medieval buildings and gardens will be open for visitors to see exhibitions of their history and of the plans for the future, and there will be opportunities to talk to those involved in the Heritage Lottery funded project to enhance them. Refreshments available.

HERITAGE WALKS AND TOURS                                                                               Saturday 8 September – leave at 10.30 from the Market Place

  • 1556 Boundary Walk
  • “Lost Abbey” tour
  • “Abingdon’s Industrial Past” tour

In addition, the medieval Merchant's House at 26a East St Helen Street will be open on Saturday 15 September  from 10.00 to 16.00. Come and see its many original features including medieval windows and fireplaces and a remarkable domestic wall painting.

All events are free: download the flyers for more information or see the websites below.

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Abingdon Town Centre
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