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Abingdon County Hall Museum

County Hall, Market Place | Abingdon, Abingdon OX14 3HG, England
+44 1235 523703
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A genuine surprise- worth visiting.

We didn't know anything about Abingdon until we visited the museum in the centre of the town. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Pontevecchio
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very Unique Spot

This is a very, very old building. The downstairs has been made into a Cafe that appears to be... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
wolvesmgr
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Haliburton, Canada
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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County Hall, Market Place | Abingdon, Abingdon OX14 3HG, England
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+44 1235 523703
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know anything about Abingdon until we visited the museum in the centre of the town. The building alone is worth a visit and the view from the glass cupola on the roof is spectacular. Everyone should visit at least once. Any museum that...More

1  Thank Pontevecchio
Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is a very, very old building. The downstairs has been made into a Cafe that appears to be well attended. The walls are unique as it is carved out to be somewhat cave-like with rounded arches of what appears to be and probably is...More

1  Thank wolvesmgr
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Made famous nationally when James May visited for the traditional bun-throwing event, the museum contains many interesting exhibits from the local area. I'm still wondering how the got the last MGB to be made up to the first floor ! The view is well worth...More

2  Thank Martin G
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We had a wonderful trip to Abingdon, and the surrounding towns and villages, of which Abingdon County Hall Museum was a special highlight. The museum's standard exhibits were interesting and varied, explaining the deep historical importance of the town, and its current exhibition on the...More

1  Thank steveandrachel122
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Worth a visit, not a large museum but concentrates on the history of the Abingdon area & the history of the actual building,. be warned the displays are spread over 4 levels, you will need 1-2 hours to look over everything depending upon your interest....More

1  Thank Glentc
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Beautiful views from the roof and amazing items in the museum including a car. Need to go again at some point to see what has changed. Have been twice and it has had diffeent things on display each time.

1  Thank Sheila R
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Interesting museum in lovely building right in the centre of Abingdon. Better than I expected for a small building relating to a town such as Abingdon. I'd say around an hour would be enough for a visit. Free entrance but a small donation is requested....More

1  Thank cjt63
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Who knew that Abingdon is perhaps the oldest town in all of England? Or that it was home to the MGB through the time when the last car rolled off the line? We learned that and much more at this interesting and informative museum. Visitors...More

1  Thank SavvyTravelerReviews
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Free museum with donation suggested some interesting local history and artefacts and objects don't forget to open the draws on the display units to see more. Interesting views from the roof £2 pp and some helpful additional information from the lady curator collecting the tickets....More

Thank Eric B
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Very interesting visit to this museum, lots of artefacts. The facts about the buns was very amusing. Paying the small price to go up on the roof was well worth it. Very kind and helpful lady accompanied us and was full of local knowledge. Most...More

1  Thank Susan B
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