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The Abingdon Collection

16 Gortnagarn Road | Abingdon, Omagh BT78 5NW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 8224 3373
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This was a real find! Philip was so welcoming and accommodating. His collection and his knowledge... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lynsey K
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Amazing!

Fabulous collection. Such an insight to style and culture during WW2. As well as immense eye candy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tabatha R
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'THE ABINGDON COLLECTION' is open by appointment only and offers a unique visitor experience in the beautiful rolling hills of Co. Tyrone. Divided into two distinct sections the first area covers classic cars, motorcycles, diecast models and enamel signs and every 'BIG BOY'S TOY' imaginable. Take a step back in time to the 1950's and remember when petrol was sold in gallons and you could still afford to buy it. The second part of the collection takes you back to the dark day's of World War Two and represents one of the largest private collections of militaria in the UK. Admission is free but contributions to Cancer Research are gratefully accepted. If you want a totally different day out with a history lesson included contact us now. Classic car and motorcycle clubs are very welcome and catering can be organised for visiting large groups. Admission is by appointment only but every effort will be made to facilitate any visiting individual or group. Fifty years of collecting in 2018.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Gortnagarn Road | Abingdon, Omagh BT78 5NW, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 8224 3373
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a real find! Philip was so welcoming and accommodating. His collection and his knowledge were both outstanding. I could have stayed for hours!!!

Thank Lynsey K
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I hope to see you back at the Collection soon. Thanks, Philip.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous collection. Such an insight to style and culture during WW2. As well as immense eye candy with those 4 wheel and 2 wheel motors. We had so much fun and really enjoyed viewing your collection and hearing your stories. A totally different experience! Thank...More

Thank Tabatha R
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Tabatha and thanks for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience and I hope that you got a few good photographs to remember the visit. Please give me a call next time you are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ring before you go as this collection is in a "home"! It is an amazing private collection, WW2 items, cars, motorbikes and general collectible items. A personal story of a soldier whom Philip acquired personal items from the family, and is at present writing a...More

Thank Hilary G
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Hilary and thank you for your kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research. It would be great to see the Club visit Omagh and I look forward to hearing from you over the next few months. I hope all of Mark's photographs turned...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked for 16 adults to visit this museum. Fantastic time had by all. Philip was really enthusiastic about what he does. The tea & coffee was very welcome. Thank you. So much to see and so little time. We will be back. Pat

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pat, it was great to see your group at the Collection and thank you for your kind comments and very generous contribution to Cancer Research. Ed and myself enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back in the Omagh area soon. Thanks, Philip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My brother and myself were blown away by Philip's collection and knowledge of the 50's - 90's cars, and the World Wars, that he has been collecting for over 50 years! As a wheelchair user was advised to use my smaller one which was a...More

Thank Mark W
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Mark and thank you for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I am glad that you both enjoyed the tour. I know that it was difficult to access all areas but I hope that you at least got a flavour of...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is an incredible collection and offers an incredible thought provoking experience under the guidance of Philip with his wonderful depth of knowledge. Second World War US clothing, transport and logisitcal equipment, a 1950s filling station room with vintage cars, a 1960s-1980s collection of classic...More

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. It was great to talk to both of you about the period and I hope that you visit again soon. Good luck with the exhibition. Philip.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I cannot express the surprise we had at the magnitude of this private collection. It was truly fascinating and Philip's depth of knowledge and expertise is outstanding. I cannot recommend this highly enough. A hidden GEM.More

Thank Sharon H
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed your visit and it was great to see the historical items that you brought with you. I am glad that your visitors enjoyed the experience and please thank them for the generous contribution made...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great ww2 collection, should be the best on in the country. It had one of the best retro car collection in the country. Absolutely great.

Thank Norn Iron C
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I am glad that you enjoyed the visit and hope to see you back at the Collection soon. Thanks, Philip.

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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We happened across this attraction while at the American Folk Park, but I fully recommend it. It’s a really interesting collection of cars and memorabilia sorted by era. What makes this collection stand out is the story behind many of the exhibits and the opportunity...More

Thank Will B
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. Great photographs and I am glad everyone enjoyed the visit. I hope to see you back here when you come over again. Thanks, Philip.

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Bottomline first: If you are interested in any of these three categories, this is a "MUST DO!" Philip is passionate about all 3 topics, and it reflects in his commentary while escorting visitors. I tried to call in the a.m. and again at lunch, but...More

Thank David P
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

Thanks for the kind comments and very generous contribution to Cancer Research. Apologies for not picking up your call in the morning and I was glad to open up for you in the afternoon. I hope that you all enjoy the rest of your visit...More

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