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Abingdon County Hall Museum

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Beautiful Building

This beautiful building dominating Market Square was built in the seventeenth century and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dorset, United Kingdom
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Well worth a visit

Great views from the very top over the town to the countryside beyond. They say it is 100 steps to... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2019
Woking, United Kingdom
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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 OX14 3HG, England
+44 1235 523703
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful building dominating Market Square was built in the seventeenth century and originally housed the courthouse on the first floor. Now it is a great little museum. You can also go up to the rooftop and admire the lovely view. It’s well worth it...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019 via mobile

Great views from the very top over the town to the countryside beyond. They say it is 100 steps to the top - well a non too fit 80 year old made it in stages. There are landings to rest and read interesting facts. No...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

Lovely little museum, great view from the top. Free visit with a recommendation of £2 donation and £2 for the tower. Lots of interesting local information. Staff were really friendly and chatty,

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

We were given a very warm welcome at the museum. The chap was very knowledgeable of the area and told us of some lovely walks to try, and some places to visit. The items in the museum were very well labelled and it was a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank FredChelters
Reviewed June 12, 2019

The magnifcent building, houses some amazing things If comeing to abingond for the day, its worth taking 30 mins to look around

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

This museum brings to life the fascinating history of Abingdon, a once very important town in the area. The displays and information available are excellent. Not the biggest museum but definitely worth a visit and climb up the stairs.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Keith H
Reviewed March 31, 2019

Well worth a visit to this small local museum. Informative about Abingdon industries and people. Staff very pleasant and views good looking out onto market square. Didn't use cafe but seemed handy for quick bite although lighting too dark could be a bit lighter even...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

We were vary struck by the enthusiasm of the staff on duty at the museum who made us feel very welcome, answered questions, and in one case as the author, signed a copy of a book that we purchased from the shop. I suspect that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

After making our way up what seemed like an endless staircase, a nice little museum in a glorious building. Very informative about the history of Abingdon & very knowledgeable staff. Very nice views from the roof, you can see pretty much the whole town. There...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dantheman556
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Had some time to waste before going home, had a look at the museum, small but very good and well looked after, staff very vey friendly and easy to talk too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen W
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jogon c
August 18, 2019|
Response from tripops19 | Reviewed this property |
Hello If I remember, there is a small cafe in the basement? Serving small cakes and snacks only. Enjoy your visit!