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The Abingdon County Hall Museum 2019 brochure is available now! 

There are three floors of exhibition to explore at Abingdon Museum.
Closed for the Christmas week, the Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 10 am to 4 pm.

For information about our temporary exhibitions, events and activities plese click on What's On brochure 

Permanent Exhibition

The permanent exhibitions include some of Abingdon’s most important and historically significant images and artefacts. These include The Monk's Map, a 16th-century map of the River Thames around Abingdon, a reconstruction of the Anglo-Saxon Abingdon Sword, and one of the last MGB roadsters to come off the production line at the MG factory. Abingdon’s broad history has been encapsulated in a contemporary and dynamic new exhibition design as part of the museum’s full refurbishment programme completed in July 2012.

Some of our exhibitions are located in the Attic Gallery; please visit our Plan Your Visit page for more information on accessibility and a downloadable guide. 

  Find out how discarded household items, documents and tools can tell us about past societies, their daily life, interests and traditions. This exhibition also looks at what we throw away today, what happens to it and considers the effects on our environment. If we were looking back from a distant future, digging up the archaeology of tomorrow, what would we think about ourselves and our life...
CALLING ALL CHILDREN (8-16) Abingdon Museum proudly presents The Bob Frampton Prize 'WHAT IS MY FAMILY DOING ABOUT RECYCLING? COULD THEY DO A LOT MORE?' There are two prizes of a book voucher worth £25 in the following categories: JUNIOR PRIZE - Age Group 8 to 11 years old Produce an artwork or a poem on the theme. This could be a drawing, painting, artwork, collage or 3D design that responds to...
Treasure, Silver, Corporation, Abingdon, exhibition, 2016, free entry
Now on display in the museum. The town of Abingdon was granted Borough status in 1556, beginning an exciting new chapter in its civic history. The Corporation replaced the abbey and medieval guilds in administrative duties, and oversaw the funding of the County Hall’s construction, the conversion of the Medieval St. John’s Hospital into the Magistrates Court and Council Chamber. This exhibition...
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