Abingdon County Hall Museum

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Abingdon County Hall Museum

Abingdon County Hall Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Explore 6000 years of history in England’s oldest settlement. Abingdon Museum is in Abingdon’s historic centre, open 10am-4pm Tuesday to Sunday & bank holidays (closed 24 December to 2 January). The collection includes Neolithic finds through Ice Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval artefacts to Abingdon’s industries such as Morland Brewery and MG works. They have the last MGB Roadster Special Edition off the production line in the gallery too! Set over four floors, the main exhibition is on the first floor with the Abingdon Ichthyosaur up on the second, alongside the famous Monks’ Map. If the weather’s good you can go up to the roof it’s only £2 for a million dollar view. Why not begin or end your visit to the County Hall with a trip to the Mouse Hole Cafe and Crossley Engine Pump exhibit in the Museum’s basement? The Mouse Hole was the first cafe in Abingdon to have an espresso machine back in 1959 and had a reputation as a ‘cool hangout’ for kids. (open 10-2pm, closed Sundays & Mondays)
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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659philfan
Staffordshire, UK14 contributions
town worth a visit
Oct 2021
Superb views over Abingdon from the top of the Hall. The artifacts in the museum were interesting. The morris men were dancing in the market place so we got a good view of the performance.
Written October 24, 2021
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Happy Shopper
3 contributions
A lovely little gen
Sep 2021
A very nice free place to visit in the centre of Abingdon. It is crammed with lots of interesting displays and facts about the town and even has an MG car in there. For a small fee you can go out to the top of the building and take in the views from afar.
Written September 4, 2021
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paula g
Rochester, UK42 contributions
Interesting and worth a visit
Jul 2021
At the time of our visit only one floor of the museum was open. They have crammed a lot of things in a small space. Lots of facts regarding Abingdon's history plus a water colour and pen painting exhibition.
Written July 24, 2021
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cherriesfan_9
Cheltenham, UK6,776 contributions
The symbol of Abingdon
Aug 2020
This is a fascinating c17th building, which is really the symbol of Abingdon. Unfortunately, both it, and the museum were closed under the COVID -19, and have yet to reopen.
Written August 18, 2020
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Johnathon Grimley
4 contributions
cool
Sep 2019
cool place, good museum, nice little cafe underneath it, good day out surrounded by nice little coffee shops and other places,
Written July 16, 2020
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lazenlondonuk
London Uk315 contributions
The surrounding square and streets are no longer safe
Mar 2020
This picturesque Wren designed Building is about all that remains of 17th and 18th Century Abingdon.Facing onto the notorious 'market square'I would advise extreme caution when traversing the narrow labyrinth of streets that flank this building in its approaches.ie Shopping Precinct,backs of The shopping precinct,alleyways and little roads past pubs.Especially around 11am to 4pm
Unexpected things out of the blue can happen.The Building contains a small museum but is not always open.Numbers of civic minded visitors have declined in recent years.Theres a little frequented cafe in the basement and another cafe called Throwing Buns opposite and within sight a Costa ,Java and another cafe.
There are also numerous pubs open all day.I would not advise entering any one these.The whole little area is in constant uproar and there have been numerous unsavoury 'incidents'of anti social behaviuor and worse every few yards.At least 10
people spring to mind with 3 of those having CBOs on them barring from even entering the town for 3 years!fortunately the shop window smashing spree has diminished somewhat but expect large gangs of rowdy youths on bikes making a din during school holidays and especially on Saturday afternoon.
Written March 14, 2020
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CdrMike
239 contributions
Lovely place for a hour with older kids.
Mar 2020
The Museum is well laid out with some interesting exhibits, covering a long history. Kids enjoyed it too. look up the history of the 'Throwing Buns'!
Written March 13, 2020
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grahampritchard2016
Sevenoaks, UK93 contributions
A journey break at Abingdon
Feb 2020
We stopped at Abingdon on our way to Oxford. Looking for a light lunch and something to while away an hour and stretch our legs. With a generous 2 hour free parking in the centre we had a wander around and found the County Hall Museum. Plenty of stairs up onto the roof, unfortunately the nasty weather precluded a visit to the outside roof top. Still plenty to interest us. I was much taken by the last MG built in Abingdon. Nice chap I assume to be a volunteer to offer his take on the museum and it's display. Then found the cafe in the basement for our light lunch.
Written February 20, 2020
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PUMBRIDGE
London, UK1,652 contributions
Too much silverware, but otherwise worth visiting
Dec 2019
They do love their mayoral and civic silverware in Abingdon. The museum in the central square is a marvellous building - complete with creaky staircase - but too many of the glass cases inside are full of boring collections of (presumably now unused) silverware - repetitive and not at all interesting.
However, there are other things worth seeing - a locally made MG car, the old stocks, and - up on the roof (extra charge of a quid or two) great views of the rooftops of the town, with a funny commentary when you wind the handle of an odd wall-mounted device.
They're paranoid about you going on the roof - you're accompanied by a volunteer who goes on and on about 'mind the step' and 'watch your head'.
But all in all, I enjoyed this visit.
Written December 19, 2019
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juliaandadam123
Ashford, UK1,413 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2019 • Family
This is beautiful and typically British historical building. Inside it interesting as plenty of interactive bits to help you learn about the area.
Written October 12, 2019
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  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


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