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The Abingdon Collection

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Address: 16 Gortnagarn Road | Abingdon, Omagh BT78 5NW, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 8224 3373
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'THE ABINGDON COLLECTION' offers a unique visitor experience in the...

'THE ABINGDON COLLECTION' 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 by appointment only.

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A must place to visit if you are ever near Omagh

All I can say about this place is 'wow!'. Lots of exhibits to see and appreciate. If you have any interest in WWII then this is the place for you. Phillip really has a passion... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All I can say about this place is 'wow!'. Lots of exhibits to see and appreciate. If you have any interest in WWII then this is the place for you. Phillip really has a passion for his collection and knows each and every item intimately. You will not be disappointed if you visit, a true gentleman who shares his wonderful... More 

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Thank James M
ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research. It was good to see both of you at the collection and I hope that you got some good photographs. Spread the word and I hope to see you back in Omagh soon. Philip. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I'm an American Expat living in NI. Took my parents to Ulster American Park (I've been before, well worth a visit) and visited Phillip in the meantime. There is a lot to see and Phillip can answer your questions on what most peaks your interest. While his collection is thematic, it's random in the best sort of way. I'd like... More 

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Thank airckarc
ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind words and very generous contribution to Cancer Research. It was good to see you at the collection and I hope that your parents enjoyed the Ulster American Folk Park. Good to see that you are enjoying your time in Northern Ireland and I hope to see you back at the Collection soon. Philip. More 

Omagh, Northern Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Second visit for my family to this exceptional collection. Philip is a lifelong collector and his passion for what he does shines through as he guides you around. I could listen to him for hours (but it would probably take days) as he shares the many stories behind his extensive collection of military memorabilia and classic cars (and many other... More 

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Hello Robert, it was great to see you and the rest of the family back at the collection. Harley sends his regards for all the cuddles from Emma. Thank you so much for your generous contribution to Cancer Research and just give me a ring at any time if you want a return visit. Thanks, Philip. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I work as a guide and brought a couple of clients here last month. This is a fantastic visit, I highly recommend it. Cars and memorabilia with a second collection to be discovered also. True passion on display here.

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Thank Jim D
ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Thank you very much for bringing the group to the Collection and I am glad that they enjoyed the experience. Could I also thank you for your generous contribution to Cancer Research. I hope that you are able to bring a few more tourists to us in 2017. Philip. More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I don't think I've ever learned so much off one person in the space of an hour!! Best freebie ever.. There are cars, bikes and a vast array of military artefacts!! Everything has a story behind it... Thank you very much to the owner!!

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Thank britney949
ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit the Collection and for your generous contribution to Cancer Research. I hope that you both enjoyed your trip to the North Coast and that we might see you back on holidays sometime soon. I hope that the photos turned out well. Philip. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Visited the Abingdon Collection on Tuesday with our 'Pathfinders' group. An excellent collection of Classic Cars, Motorcycles, Militaria Memorabilia, and Model toys. A very friendly, welcoming atmosphere and a wealth of information about this collection. A must if you're in the area and will be on our list for another visit. Many thanks Philip, for a unique collection and a... More 

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Gary thanks for your kind words. It was great to meet the 'Pathfinders' and everyone seemed very interested on what we had on display. I hope that the group come back and revisit some time as we always look to develop the collection. Please thank the members for their very generous donation to Cancer Research. Philip. More 

Comber, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Visited Abingdon Collection today just outside Omagh. Well received. Excellent Hospitality. The Military,Motoring,Motorbike,Models collections are spectacular. Not to be missed. Will return and also pass on to friends etc. They also support a worthwhile Charity. Thanks

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and please pass on my sincere thanks to the rest of the group for their very generous contribution to Cancer Research on the day... well over £100 was donated which has already gone to this worthwhile cause. I really enjoyed the day myself and I am sure that it will generate a few more... More 

Donegal Town Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We had a thoroughly enjoyable day the highlight of which was a visit to Philip Faithful's unique collection. Philip's collection of cars and militaria is unique. Anyone interested in military history will find it impressive. But it is the backstory that Philip's immense knowledge of his innumerable military artifacts, that adds a multiplier to the enjoyment of the collection. Thank... More 

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. I really enjoyed the visit and hope to see you both back at the Collection soon with a few of your friends.... You may not know it but you are our 100th contributor to our TripAdvisor page and when you return to the Collection you will receive... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Visited the museum in August on a quick trip to Ireland. Found it extremely interesting and Philip's knowledge and passion is clearly evident in his tour. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting the area. All donations for a great cause.

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your kind comments and generous donation to Cancer Research. I hope that you visit the Collection next time that you are over again with the family. Thanks, Philip. More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

A wonderful surprise to find such a marvellous collection. Philip was very enthusiastic and helpful. A " must see" collection, of vehicles and memorabilia.

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I hope to see you back at the collection next time you are over. Thanks, Philip. More 

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