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“First visit - very impressive!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Abingdon County Hall Museum

Abingdon County Hall Museum
Ranked #41 of 172 things to do in Oxford
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“First visit - very impressive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Have just visited Abingdon Museum for the first time today. A very good experience - from entering the beautiful old building and walking up the stairs to the first floor gallery - a friendly welcome from members of staff and lots to see and do. Very well laid out and clearly labelled. The children were asked if they wanted to complete a free "Trail" sheet which involved finding items in the museum which they were keen to do. Going upstairs to the Attic again I was impressed with the wonderful artifacts on display particularly the Monks Map. The children loved the idea of having the opportunity of "dressing up" in Tudor and Victorian costumes - they particularly liked the book corner and seeing the victorian dolls house for the first time Giving out torches is a great idea! There was plenty of information given out during our visit too. We also had the chance to visit the Cupula which gave us a chance to see Abingdon from high up. Finally we visited the Basement where there is a cafe and "Crossley engine" to look at - there was an Audio with this and a book corner and dressing up clothes - there was also an activity in the Education room to do with the Monks map which again was very popular.
We spent quite a long time in the Museum and not once did I hear "I am bored can we go now" which makes a refreshing change! Everything was free and the children had a wonderful time. We will be making another visit very soon and I will certainly recommend the Museum as an educational and very pleasant experience for the whole family - young and old!

Visited February 2013
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Abbey1_13, Manager at Abingdon County Hall Museum, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Many thanks for your positive comments about our museum - all our staff were really glad that you enjoyed your visit. We've worked hard to create a friendly and accessible museum for all and aim to regularly update and refresh our trails and activities - we look forward to welcoming you and your family again soon!
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