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Abingdon County Hall Museum offers free hands-on cross-curricular workshops and self led gallery resources that will support and enhance learning in the classroom. The workshops are brought to life within the grand County Hall building where object-handling, challenges and trails are conducted. Teachers and history co-ordinators are welcome to get in touch with our education team to discuss the arrangements for your visit. Alternatively, please fill in a copy of our School Booking Form and forward to museum.bookings@abingdon.gov.uk and one of our team will get in touch to confirming your booking. 

Call us on 01235 523703 to find out more and book a visit.

Our programme of FREE workshops are led by an experienced workshop leader with each session lasting 45 minutes. Self led gallery resources complement the themed workshops and support a variety of learning styles and abilities enabling every pupil to engage with the workshops and gallery displays.

What some of our schools have said after a visit to us:

'Excellent - fitted superbly into our scheme of work'  Larkmead School

‘Very well organised and welcoming- the children were really engaged’ Rush Common School

'The (object) handling was brilliant. It really motivated the children and sparked up more interest in the topic'  Carswell School

'The workshop gave all staff increased knowledge and the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit – it really motivated their learning. Thank you’  St Nicolas School

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Abingdon before the Abbey

Examine our oldest artefacts as we discover life in Abingdon from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Life in Roman Abingdon

Experience life a Roman and handle finds from the Roman villa at Barton Court Farm.

Anglo-Saxon Abingdon

Join us as we journey back in time to a Thane's hall in order to find out about life and culture in Anglo-Saxon times.

A Monk's Life - Medieval Abingdon

Uncover what life was like inside a Benedictine Abbey.

Below Stairs, Above Stairs

Compare how servants and householders experienced life in Victorian and Edwardian homes.

Toy Box

Explore the history of toys through our fun box of both old and new traditional games and toys. 

Messing about on the River

Discover more about the importance of the River Thames and how it has helped shape modern Abingdon.

All Aboard!

Learn how transport has developed over time and how it affected life in Abingdon.

Hands on History

Cover Abingdon's local history by handling artefacts from the Stone Age through to the present day.

WW1 Suitcase of Stories

What was life like for people in Abingdon 100 years ago? Find out by rummaging through the WW1 suitcase and discovering what life was like for people at home and at war. 

We can also develop workshops around your curricular needs, simply contact the museum education office on 01235 523703 to find out how we can help!

All group visits must be booked in advance. To book your visit please contact museum.bookings@abingdon.gov.uk or call 01235 523703

Museum-led Workshops – Curriculum links The Museum offers free workshops for schools, which support and enhance classroom teaching. Presented by our experienced education leaders, these workshops provide learning outcomes in English, Maths, Science and History. They can also be tailored to include curriculum links to Art and Design, Design and Technology, and Geography. Please contact the Museum...
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