Abingdon Museum

Vale of White Horse


County Hall, Market Place, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3HG

Tel: +44 (0)1235 523703

Abingdon Museum


The former County Hall for Berkshire dating from 1678 is an outstanding baroque building from the circle of Christopher Wren and is worth visiting in its own right especially in the summer months when the roof is open with views of the Cotswolds and the Chilterns.

Archaeology and local history displays include an Abingdon Timeline (the town is one of the oldest continuously occupied places in Britain) and models for schools illustrating Iron Age and Roman lifestyles based in excavations; prehistoric, Roman and Anglo-Saxon handling collections available.

Local history collections include displays and archives of the MG car industry based in Abingdon until the 1960's. Family friendly activities are run throughout the year and drop in activities for children and families at weekends and out of term time. Full programme and special exhibitions with relevance to Abingdon, The Vale and the county.

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  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Large print captions usually provided
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Coffee point. Coffee, tea and biscuits.

Establishment Features

  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 01:00
  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.Max 12 at a time to visit roof with adult
  • Max group size - 30
  • Min group size - 1

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • Dutch printed material
  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Italian printed material

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor Attraction
  • No Smoking Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A34.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Oxford, Radley, Culham or Didcot.

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