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The River Thames laps at the foot of the medieval wharf of St Helens


Welcome to the one-town website for Abingdon-on-Thames, the historic, modern market town set in rural Oxfordshire.  Browse our pages to discover the ancient streets, the riverside walks, the gourmet delights and the annual festivals of the town famous for its Bun-Throwing, a unique tradition which dates back over 250 years and is  our way of celebrating major royal occasions.

This website contains all the information you need to discover this beautiful, lively market town for yourself. It’s also your one-stop resource to find out all you need to enjoy community life to the full if you are already lucky enough to live here, or work here.

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Latest News

19 Apr 2018
The Mayor of Abingdon-on-Thames, Councillor Jan Morter, and... more
18 Apr 2018
The Mouse Hole Café in the Basement of Abingdon Museum has... more
16 Apr 2018
Reminder about this evenings Community Led Plan Meeting ... more
12 Apr 2018
Abingdon-on-Thames Town Council are pleased to confirm that... more
10 Apr 2018
Following the Community Survey which took place in the... more
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Thursday, 19th April7:30pm-9:00pm
For the ATOM society April talk, we welcome Dr Marco Springmann from the Nuffield Department of Popu... more
Richard Mayott
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 7:45pm
The Annual Lambrick Lecture ‘Abingdon, monastic estate to borough’ What was it like living in Abingd... more
Abingdon Farmer's Market
Friday, 20th April8:30am-1:30pm
Delicious seasonal food and drink straight from local farms and kitchens plus plants, pottery and ot... more
Learn to draw with Abingdon Art School
Friday, 20th April10:00am-12:00pm
Beginners drawing class in a friendly environment which will start you on your drawing journey. Join... more
Friday, 20th April2:00pm-4:00pm
Learn to play Croquet with this one off taster session on Friday 20 April, 2-4pm. Ideal for beginner... more
Saturday, 21st April2:30pm-3:00pm
Come and join us for Storytime at Abingdon Library! Every Saturday afternoon from 2.30pm-3.00pm. No... more
Sunday, 22nd April8:00am-5:00pm
Started with as a small event in 2010, since then it has grown year on year. The 2018 Abingdon Cycli... more
Sunday, 22 April 2018 - 7:30pm
This is an evening for a taster or induction into astronomy. There are also outdoor astronomy evenin... more
Monday, 23 April 2018 - 5:30pm
For her third year Publishing Media major project at Oxford Brookes University, Victoria Bush design... more
Wednesday, 25th April9:30am-11:30am
Come and join us for Rhymetime at Abingdon Library! Every Wednesday morning from 9.30am-10.00am, and... more
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Saturday, 2 June 2018 - 11:00am
Free fun for all the family by day, live music with good bands in the evening. Hold the date for one... more
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Thursday, 26 April 2018 - 5:00pm
Individuals and community groups said last year that they wanted to have their voice heard.  This ha... more
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From Thursday, 10th May to Tuesday, 15th May10:00am-4:00pm
In recent months we have been exploring the subject of respect; respecting ourselves and respectin... more
abingdon museum, crafts, building, history, family activity
Thursday, 31st May10:30am-3:00pm
Construct your own 3D building, or can you recreate one of Abingdon's historic buildings using card... more
From Saturday, 21st July to Sunday, 29th July11:00am-3:00pm
AAAHS Gallery Talks: History, Archaeology and Architecture For fifty years the Abingdon Archaeologic... more
Friday, 27th July10:00am-4:00pm
To celebrare the AAAHS 50th anniversary there will be a number of children and famliy activities tak... more
abingdon museum, crafts, puppets, history, family activity
Tuesday, 31st July10:30am-3:00pm
Be your own master of pupptes. Try making your own sock-puppet, moving animal or pop-up model in thi... more
abingdon museum, weather, crafts, family activity
Thursday, 9th August10:30am-3:00pm
Come rain or shine, become a weather reporter for the day by making rainbow mobiles, weather charts... more
abingdon museum, crafts, summer, history, family activity
Tuesday, 21st August10:30am-3:00pm
Its time to get creative! Come and design something amazing from a wide range of exciting and colour... more
abingdon museum, crafts, kites, planes, birds, history, family activity
Thursday, 30th August10:30am-3:00pm
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Have fun making parachutes, kites and birds in this high-flying craft a... more
abingdon museum, crafts, autumn, hedgehog, history, family activity
Thursday, 25th October10:30am-3:00pm
Bring the outdoors in this October with our autumnal activities making hedgehogs and clay models. Al... more
Friday, 9th November7:00pm-9:30pm
A lecture and ordnance display by Rick Stevens and Gareth Howell. BBC historian Gareth Howell return... more
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