The MG Museum re-opened on Saturday 7th July 2012 following its closure in October 2010 for the £13m refurbishment of the Abingdon Museum.
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The story so far...
Since the closure of the MG factory in 1980, evidence that MGs were built in Abingdon has been disappearing, and today practically nothing remains. Ex-MG employee Brian Moylan decided that something had to be done to prevent MG's time at Abingdon from being forgotten.
On Saturday 26th May 2007, Brian’s campaign bore fruit, with the opening of a room within the town’s museum, dedicated to the memory of the MG factory. The Museum is housed in the Abingdon County Hall Museum, located in the market square in the centre of the town, which dates back to 1678.
The story behind the MG Museum in Abingdon, written by Simon Pedrazzini in November 2008, explains the history of the MG Museum in full and provides contact information for both the MG Museum organisers and the Abingdon County Hall Museum.
The MG Museum Timeline
Saturday 7th July
Thursday 1st December
Saturday 25th October
Sunday 13th July
Saturday 17th May
to Sunday 31st August
Saturday 26th May
Saturday 26th May
Can you help?
Our second-floor MG room has proved so popular with visitors that we would like to make it permanent and available 7 days a week, with better display cases and enlargement of the space. Unfortunately, as wheelchair access cannot be provided, public funding for this part of the Museum's development proposals will not be available. We need to secure approximately £20,000 to launch a new, full-time MG Room in 2012.
If you can help, or would like more information, please contact Lauren Gilmour on 01235 523703. Donations, large or small, are always welcome - cheques should be made out to "Abingdon Museum Friends - MG Room Appeal" and posted to Mr P.J. Clare, 24 Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1JD. Download an Appeal form to enclose with your donation: Word | PDF. Don't forget to Gift Aid your donation if you're a tax payer - every £1.00 you give could be worth £1.28 to us!