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The Museum Team in Lockdown Part 2

Although the lockdown measures have just been eased a little, Abingdon Museum has to remain closed for the time being, with staff and volunteers having to cope with a life outside their usual routines. What helps many people in this stressful time is an enjoyment of nature, and this time of year, when everything isContinue reading “The Museum Team in Lockdown Part 2”

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The Museum Team in Lockdown

Abingdon Museum has been closed for two months now, since the government ordered the closure of such public venues to contain the spread of Coronavirus. Staff and volunteers have stayed at home. To keep in touch with our audience, the museum has been active on social media, a new YouTube channel and of course thisContinue reading “The Museum Team in Lockdown”

Admiral Bowyer and the Glorious First of June

One of the splendid treasures in the Town Council’s possession is the two-handled vessel known as the Bowyer Vase. It is a large cup of silver-gilt with a cover, 75 cm high, on a square base, made in London in 1795 by Robert Salmon. The cup is highly decorated, with leaf designs on the lowerContinue reading “Admiral Bowyer and the Glorious First of June”

8 May 1945 – Victory or Liberation

The 8th May is celebrated in the UK as VE (Victory in Europe) Day. This year, as it is the 75th Anniversary, special celebrations have been planned, and even the Early May Bank Holiday has been moved to mark this day. For Germany, the day has significance as well, but the perspective is from theContinue reading “8 May 1945 – Victory or Liberation”

The Abingdon Ichthyosaur Transformed

Abingdon Museum recently hosted a research visit from two researchers at Portsmouth University, Megan Jacobs and David Martill. They had been in touch to tell us that they were working on Late Jurassic Ichthyosaurs. Abingdon Museum’s Ichthyosaur skeleton was of interest to them, and they asked to come and see it. The Abingdon Ichthyosaur isContinue reading “The Abingdon Ichthyosaur Transformed”