Primary menu

You are here

What's on

Current Exhibitions

The 2018 museum programme is now available!
To view museum new exhibitions, events and activities planned for the year click here 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.

A printable copy of the current What's On 2018 Programme can be accessed online.

Special Exhibitions

Please use the tabs in the left hand column to see our current special exhibitions.

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. 

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...
Weight: 0
Green man in woods
Caroline Ritson and Barbara Payne invite visitors to explore the mystery of the Ridgeway landscape, search for faces of the mythical Green Man and enter the lively world of English folk musicians and dancers.  Through a combination of paintings, ceramics and prints these talented artists encapsulate the mythical essence of historic rural life in South Oxfordshire, and show how our own...
Weight: 0
Printer Friendly and PDF
Back to Top