Abingdon is considered to be the oldest town in Britain. The museum collection reflects its long history and includes archaeological finds from Prehistoric, Roman and Anglo Saxon times.
The main museum gallery, the Sessions Hall, was originally the court room. Today it is a spectacular setting for a varied programme of displays and exhibitions, concentrating on local history themes and crafts. The classically styled display cases and chairs which furnish the gallery were specially created by the renowned furniture designer, Erik de Graaff. The cases can be moved to the sides of the room, once again allowing it to be used for concerts, celebrations, shows and workshops.
Please contact us for up to date programme information. A beautiful mirror frame carved in the 17th century building by Frinling Gibbons, an embroidered smock shown at the Great Exhibition of 1851 and badges from Abingdon's own car company, MG. Some of these can be seen in displays which line the stairs giving a brief introduction to the history of the town