The Friends of Abingdon Abbey Buildings Trust

The Friends of Abingdon Abbey Buildings Trust

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  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage

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The Trust manages the 800 year-old buildings which comprise the remains of Abingdon's historic Abbey. The buildings are extensively used by the local community for meetings, theatre and music performances, parties and weddings as well as being an attractive place to visit for those interested in the history of the Abbey. We aim to provide a great space for everyone in Abingdon and the surrounding area to Meet with History.


The Trust

  • cares for and maintains the ancient Abbey buildings
  • lets them out to local organisations and individuals for meetings, performances and other uses
  • coordinates visits from individuals and organisations who wish to explore the history of the Abbey┬á
  • runs regular events such as a Beer Festival and Craft Fair at the buildings
  • manages the archive of materials related to the Abbey
  • actively encourages community use of the buildings and involvement in their future

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