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The Abingdon Collection

Representing over 50 years of passionate collecting and one of the largest collections in private ownership, with over 7,500 items on permanent display. Book Now for 2020.

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Militaria

The Collection focuses on World War II and the day to day items used by soldiers in the conflict such as uniforms, badges, and helmets, bringing the period back to life.

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Motoring

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Collectables

The Collection offers the visitor an opportunity to step back into their childhood with a fantastic array of toys, books, models, bicycles, pedal cars and collectables.

From the Collection

Over 50 years of passionate collecting

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1942 Matchless G3L 350cc

1942 Matchless G3L 350cc, the iconic British dispatch riders' motorbike of World War II

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1986 Opel Manta GTE

1986 Opel Manta GTE

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Harley's Beagle Blog - The Abingdon Collection
1st June 2018 No Comments

Harley’s Beagle Blog June 2018

More thoughts from The Abingdon Collection – The Diet Years Hello fans and apologies for not putting pen to paper over the last few very traumatic months. It all began when an article, written by my own personal vet, appeared in our local newspaper under the title ‘Are you guilty of giving your overweight pet […]

50 Years of Passionate Collecting - The Abingdon Collection
11th January 2018 No Comments

50 Years of Passionate Collecting

It is a very strange thought that you can measure the various stages of life through something as simple as collecting, and many reading this will not have a clue what I am talking about. I have written before about how some people are collectors while others cannot bear the thought of cluttering up their […]

Killed on the First Day - The Abingdon Collection
20th November 2017 No Comments

Killed on the First Day

KILLED ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME 1ST JULY 1916 On the 11th November 2017 I bought a World War 1 Shell at auction which had been converted into a dinner gong. This was a common practice at the time. What prompted me to buy this artefact was the inscription on […]