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Abingdon County Hall Museum

County Hall Market Place | Abingdon, Abingdon OX14 3HG, England
+44 1235 523703
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Free museum with donation suggested some interesting local history and artefacts and objects don't... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eric B
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Margate, United Kingdom
Interesting visit.

Very interesting visit to this museum, lots of artefacts. The facts about the buns was very... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Susan B
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Bedfordshire
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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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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County Hall Market Place | Abingdon, Abingdon OX14 3HG, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Lots of artefacts found in the local area. A nice light airy museum over several floors. The top floor has a lovely selection of old toys. There are often special displays to be seen. The views over Abingdon and the river `Thames are lovely from...More

Thank Maureen K
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A lovely place to visit and free to enter(I think). Inside, there is loads of information about the traditions of Abingdon and lots of historical artefacts. Museum staff are on hand to add to the information boards etc, and children can really enjoy themselves playing...More

Thank Penny G
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The building itself is very neat and clean being the old 18th century council chamber presumably. The museum exhibits do not have much space but are representative of Abingdon. I believe the visiting exhibitions can be much more varied.Pleasant Relaxed atmosphere.The Roof top affords views...More

Thank lazenlondonuk
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Lovely building though being a local the static exhibitions are now boring - the same MG video has been running for 5 years (since it reopened). There is a changing exhibition area which is always interesting, but the rest of the museum is 'once you've...More

Thank Yumyum36
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We went out shopping and took a friend around to see the museum. It had the last mg of the line on show. We are in to mgb It's was well worth a visit. And don't forget to take a roof top view.

Thank suemorrissuk07
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Despite living in Abingdon for many years this was our first visit. Very impressed, interesting exhibits with clear descriptions. Very clean and very well laid out. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We will return as we under under time constraints on this visit

Thank Jules1361
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Somewhat hidden inside the old market/county hall, there is a bit of a climb up several flights of stairs to get to the museum. But, it is so worth it. The first gallery covers pre-history, the build up to the Abbey times and more modern...More

Thank Clivel_98
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Small but informative museum with lots of locally relevant exhibits. Child freindly but lots of steps. Definately worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Alison F
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