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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. 

 

The history of Abingdon's fair tradition from the Middle Ages and its evolution into the longest street fair in Europe. Every year Abingdon's streets are closed for the Michaelmas Fair for two days in October, and once again the following week for the one-day 'Runaway Fair' But where does the street fair originate?  This exhibition traces the roots of the fair back to the Middle Ages, when...
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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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