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Abingdon County Hall Museum

Market Place | Abingdon, Abingdon OX14 3HG, England
+44 1235 523703
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Consistently Excellent

Its hard to knock this simple Christopher Wren Building. Unique design slap bang in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lazenlondonuk
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London Uk
Wonderful school visit

I visited the museum on a sunny day in May with my year 3 class. We had a splendid visit. The staff... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SurfSandy
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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If you have never discovered Abingdon's County Hall Museum now is the perfect time as we reopened in July 2012 after a £3 million restoration project. Visit our new galleries and discover why Abingdon is known as 'the oldest continuously inhabited town in England.' We welcome visitors of all ages and have a range of gallery guides, trails for families, objects to touch and costumes to try on. The main gallery tells the story of our town where you can see one of the last MGB Roadsters to come off the Abingdon factory production line, and discover why bun throwing is so significant to the town. Find out more about local people and places in our Abingdon Attic and if you have a head for heights you will enjoy the spectacular views from our roof. You can also visit our welcoming Mouse Hole cafe which serves light lunches and drinks.
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“little gem” (6 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Market Place | Abingdon, Abingdon OX14 3HG, England
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+44 1235 523703
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its hard to knock this simple Christopher Wren Building. Unique design slap bang in the middle of The Historic Abingdon Medieval Quarter. It is what is is in modern parlance. Frequently accessible and very clean. Free, Abingdon is a town with great potential, for tourism...More

Thank lazenlondonuk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum on a sunny day in May with my year 3 class. We had a splendid visit. The staff was very welcoming, accommodating and extremely knowledgeable. The museum is a little jem and the workshops and activities that we had were perfect...More

Thank SurfSandy
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Interesting, well set out displays. Good worksheets and interactive activities for children. At certain times you can go up on the roof for lovely views of the town. Staff are friendly and helpful. Be aware though, there are a lot of steps.

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

We arrived late afternoon in Abingdon and stumbled across this little gem of a museum. It’s a quirkly place, spread out over different floors/galleries and full of all kinds of exhibits - and free (donations welcome). They range from fossils to a MG car, and...More

Thank Shan J
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

It was raining and we needed shelter so we sort of fell into it! It was lovely to see the historical side of beautiful Abingdon!

Thank julie w
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

I have sent this sort of building before for instance in Amersham however this is an impressive example, the content of this museum is well put together Abingdon history while not wild is interesting if you in town check it out.

Thank CharlesGraham79
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Had a good look around the Museum a while ago, was really interesting and also a good way to find out more about the local area!

Thank RhinoKellie
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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Visited Abingdon museum on the spur of the moment while we were passing through. Very interesting little museum, views from the roof were excellent. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Cafe underneath was great too

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

A good range of periods of Abingdon history well presented. Very clean and staff friendly and helpful. Nice touch to have bag for wet umbrella to stop it dripping on the wooden floor. Marked down because not permitted to take photos on the top floor.

Thank Harvey0010
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Came up this weekend for the Green Man art exhibit in the main gallery, but there was much more that was interesting to look at despite only being a small local museum, with interactive displays for children (it took some time to get the smallest...More

1  Thank Toni B
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