Abingdon Museum Blog
There are many ways to explore the museum collection and the history and heritage of Abingdon. This page is a space dedicated to museum stories as well as the town’s history, past events, and everything related to Abingdon.
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We are currently in the second week of this year’s Festival of Archaeology, a nationwide celebration of all things archaeological, organized by the Council for British Archaeology. Here at Abingdon Museum we are participating as well. But it got me thinking: since when have people been “doing” archaeology? Some people always must have been interestedContinue reading “The Origins of Archaeology”
Recently Abingdon Museum was the venue for a film production, with two of its objects in a starring role. Filmmaker Felix Melia contacted the museum to ask about the possibility of shooting footage of a couple of Anglo-Saxon mounts. These mounts are small metal ornaments, looking a bit like a snake curved in a figureContinue reading “Lights, Camera, Action at Abingdon Museum”
The subject of this post, Sir Henry Norreys, Baron Norreys of Rycote, did not play much of a role in the history of Abingdon, although he did once hold the office of High Steward of Abingdon. He has multiple connections with the history of Berkshire and Oxfordhire, though, and is important as ancestor of theContinue reading “Lord Norreys of Rycote”
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