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Abingdon County Hall Museum

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Wonderful Small Museum

In the grand scale of things this museum may be comparatively small but it is wonderfully formed... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winchester, United Kingdom
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Definitely worth a visit!

What a surprise! Great building with history galore. The rooftop views are excellent and the guide... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
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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...more
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County Hall Market Place | Abingdon, Abingdon OX14 3HG, England
+44 1235 523703
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the grand scale of things this museum may be comparatively small but it is wonderfully formed and covers the history of Abingdon and district from the early beginnings of its existence to the present day. There are displays to delight small children but there...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

What a surprise! Great building with history galore. The rooftop views are excellent and the guide at the top more than helpful with information about the views and the area. You could spend quite alot of time reading about the interesting history in the area.

Thank cambelos
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We have had a tasty lunch several times over the last few months. Nice healthy choices and usually well prepared.

Thank David C
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This former Assize Court building dates back over 300 years. Right in the Town Centre and housing a free Museum. You can pay to go up onto the roof for panoramic views. Ours was a flying visit due to time constraints but there are lots...More

Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Didn't expect this place to be open on a Sunday as wasn't really expecting too much when we did find it open. What a fantastic little museum full of little gems and a complete history of the town. There was an MG exhibit there when...More

Thank Nathan P
Reviewed 22 June 2018

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
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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
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.

Thank barbara t
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
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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