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The Abingdon Collection

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Address: 16 Gortnagarn Road | Abingdon, Omagh BT78 5NW, Northern Ireland
Phone Number: 028 8224 3373
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Description: '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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Went today as part of a car club and this formed an excellent topical break from the driving. Well prepared and made feel welcome in this very cosy environment. The actual... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Tyrone
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Went today as part of a car club and this formed an excellent topical break from the driving. Well prepared and made feel welcome in this very cosy environment. The actual exhibits are utterly unique in that you may see some of the items in other museums but you will not see everything that is on offer here - some... More 

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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 thanks to the members of the group for the very generous donation to Cancer Research which is already with the Charity. I hope to see you all back at the collection soon. Thanks, Philip. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Phillip was very accommodating, we called him this morning to see if we could have a look at his collection and although he had plans he went out of his way to accommodate us. he has a wealth of knowledge and any enthusiast will be amazed at his collection. just wish we had more time to spend looking around but... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I hope that you enjoyed your stay in Omagh and I look forward to seeing you back at the collection. Good luck in starting your own collection and call me if you need any advice. Philip More 

northern ireland
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited here with a sixteen year old son. He was not dissapointed as Phillip the owner / collector imparted his wealth of knowledge. There is sure to be something here to interest everyone. Tour's are arranged on a personal basis and all voluntary donations go to cancer research. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I am glad you all enjoyed the tour and I hope to see you back in Omagh soon. Philip. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We found this on Trip Advisor or we would never have known about it and what a shame that would have been. We phoned in the morning and Phillip made time for us that afternoon, even with a busy schedule. Phillip is friendly, approachable, passionate and very informative, he should be an advisor to all museums. His collection is second... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and generous donation to Cancer Research. Thank you for your ' headline' which gives us great satisfaction in knowing that our visitors appreciate what we try to offer as a product. I hope to see you back in Omagh soon and please spread the word that we are open for business. Philip. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Went here today because it was free in, it was fantastic, so many items from so many years, great for any military automotive or vintage collector, the place has so much history and a family connection to a lot of the items,our guide was very knowledgable, and welcoming, would highly recommend a visit and actually hope to get back to... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments. I hope to see you both back at the collection in the near future. Philip. More 

Omagh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Visited the Collection last Friday afternoon with my Grandson, it was my second trip around this collection although the first trip was just a quick visit. It is very interesting with a wide range of memorabilia and classic cars to look around. Philip Faithfull is the owner of this amazing collection and gives a guided tour around and all he... More 

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

Thanks Brian. Good to see you back at the Collection. Thanks for your kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research. Nice to meet your Grandson who has subsequently been in touch with me. Philip. More 

Omagh, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Visited just before Christmas 14, an absolutely amazing place. More items of interest than I've seen in any other collection, public or private. Something to interest most tastes, collectors cars & special editions through to military uniforms and weaponry. Many items of local interest. Well worth a visit, just phone ahead to arrange times. No formal entry charge but donations... More 

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

Thanks for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I am glad you enjoyed the visit and look forward to seeing you back at the collection soon. Philip. More 

Katesbridge, null, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Just back from a visit to the Abingdon Collection and both myself and my other half were blown away by the collection and I can honestly say it's put to shame any museum i've ever been to before. A priceless collection of pristine classic cars, model cars, motor bikes, badges and associated artefacts. The World War uniforms & associated collectables... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I hope that the photographs turn out well and am looking forward to adding a few to our website... Spread the word on the collection and I hope to see you back in Omagh soon. Thanks, Philip. More 

North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I had the distinct pleasure tonight of getting a one on one tour of the Abingdon Collection with the owner and curator of the collection, Mr Philip Faithful. This collection offers a glance at decades of history of the automobile, but the collection of automobilia are a sight to see. What takes you back the most is a walk through... More 

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

Thanks Dustin for your kind comment and generous donation to Cancer Research. I hope to see you back at the collection next time you are in the area. Please spread the message of what we have to offer. Safe home. Thanks, Philip. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Well what a wee find. I had viewed the web photos pages but this does not do Philip's (quite frankly mad - sorry Philip!) collection justice. My history knowledge is poor, and I've been round many exhibitions, but this blew me away. You have a few different rooms - each with a different era of memorabilia. I don't know how... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments and very generous contribution to Cancer Research. Good to see you back in County Tyrone and I hope that you will pay us another visit next time you are back home. Philip. More 

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