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Abingdon Museum
The County Hall
Market Place

OX14 3HG
Telephone: 01235 523 703
Fax: 01235 536 814
Email: enquiries@abingdonmuseum.free-online.co.uk

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Overview of collections

Consists of a range of collections covering the periods from the Neolithic to the present including archaeology, locally made or used objects, textiles, documents, photographs, prints, film, video and oral history recordings. There is a small geology collection, numismatics, arms and armour and a fine orrery. The numbers only relate to material at Abingdon as the majority of the collections are housed with Oxford County Museums at Standlake.

Overview of how collections are displayed

Displays on the history of the town ' the oldest town in Britain', with a lively exhibition programme and a study collection of contemporary crafts.

Star Objects at this location

Outstanding Neolithic and Saxon material; Southern Arts contemporary crafts collection;
Collection Descriptions
Archaeology (Abingdon Museum)
A collection that relates to Abingdon and surrounding villages. Ranges from the Neolithic to 17th century with outsta...
Costume and Textiles (Abingdon Museum)
Collection relating to local use or manufacture ranging from 17th to 19th century includes regionally important group...
Natural Science (Abingdon Museum)
A small collection of c.500 specimens mainly non-local fossils, but also some borehole cores; small colln. of shells ...
Photography (Abingdon Museum)
Good small collection of 300 items of local interest.
Social History (Abingdon Museum)
Collection is mainly post 1850 with personal, domestic and industrial items especially from the Pavlova leather works...

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