The Abingdon Collection
The Abingdon Collection
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'THE ABINGDON COLLECTION' is open by appointment only and offers a unique visitor experience in the beautiful rolling hills of Co. Tyrone. Divided into two distinct sections the first area covers classic cars, motorcycles, diecast models and enamel signs and every 'BIG BOY'S TOY' imaginable. Take a step back in time to the 1950's and remember when petrol was sold in gallons and you could still afford to buy it. The second part of the collection takes you back to the dark day's of World War Two and represents one of the largest private collections of militaria in the UK. Admission is free but contributions to Cancer Research are gratefully accepted. If you want a totally different day out with a history lesson included contact us now. Classic car and motorcycle clubs are very welcome and catering can be organised for visiting large groups. Admission is by appointment only but every effort will be made to facilitate any visiting individual or group. Fifty years of collecting in 2018.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Don Q
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
We had a great afternoon with philip, His collection was amazing,well worth a visit brought back so many memories of days gone bye
Written 30 November 2023
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Thanks for the kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. I hope to see you back at the Collection soon. Thanks, Philip.
Written 6 December 2023
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afootandahalf
Miami, FL511 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Amazing. A really enjoyable tour. The collection is superb, everything in excellent condition and a trip down memory lane. The curator and owner gives a great tour, the WW1 and WW2 memorabilia is especially interesting. Book in advance.
Written 11 November 2023
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Thanks so much for the kind comments. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your visit and can make it back to the collection next time that you are over. Thanks for the photos. Philip.
Written 11 November 2023
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reidmar1475
Belfast, UK12 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Knowledgeable host whose personal input makes the visit come to life though stories and insight to the varied exhibits. The things to see bring so many memories flooding back. The WW2 section is an education that should be given to all, least we forget. Thanks for the experience.
Written 17 September 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind comment and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. I hope to see you back at the collection soon. Thanks, Philip.
Written 18 September 2023
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Ric V
1 contribution
Sep 2023 • Solo
This is a real treat for anyone with an interest in cars, motorbikes and ww2 military history. Phillip is a real gent with an extensive knowledge of his collection.
Written 15 September 2023
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Thank you so much for your kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. I hope to see you back at the Collection soon. Thanks, Philip.
Written 16 September 2023
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Mairead C
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Fantastic place to visit, I would highly recommend it. Philip has an unbelievable collection of cars, bikes and military memorabilia just to name a few. We throughly enjoy our visit with plenty of laughs along the way.
Written 24 August 2023
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Thanks for the kind comment and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. I hope that all the family enjoyed the rest of your visit. Thanks, Philip.
Written 25 August 2023
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Nikki S
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Great visit taking teenagers and grandparents and everyone enjoyed themselves and learnt something new. Easy to book and get to. Collecting for a super charity, well done.
Written 16 August 2023
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Thanks for the kind comment and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. I am glad that you all enjoyed the tour and Bailey is wondering when his new mate is going to visit again. Thanks, Philip.
Written 16 August 2023
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Marsuz
Belfast, UK2 contributions
Jul 2023
What an inspiring collection of a passionate collector of all things old. The classic cars are pristine and very well looked after. There are domestic exhibits from a bygone era. The military museum was especially impressive with motorcycles, jeeps and personal memorabilia. Phillip delivered one young soldier's personal story and ultimate death at the age of 25years. This really illustrated the tragedy of war.
Highly recommended. A history lesson never to be forgotten for the Omagh u3a Travel Group.
The personal touch of Phillip's delivery and his knowledge made this visit a n enlightening experience
Written 7 August 2023
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Thanks for the very kind comment and the group's very generous Contribution to Cancer Research UK. It was great to see so many of the Omagh u3a travel group in attendance and I hope to see you all back soon. Glad that you enjoyed the tour. Thanks, Philip.
Written 7 August 2023
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GAIL B
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Fantastic place to visit, happened upon totally by chance. So many things to see and Philip is so knowledgeable with lots of great stories. Definitely worth a visit, you'll learn something and have a good few laughs!
Written 30 July 2023
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Thanks for the kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. It was good to see you and I hope that you will be back at the Collection soon. Thanks, Philip.
Written 31 July 2023
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Christoph K
6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
We found the Abingdon Collection by chance when we were preparing for our holiday in Northern Ireland. Our visit turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip!
Admission is by appointment only, so this means you get a guided tour exclusively for your group! There is no admission fee, but make sure to bring some cash for a donation to Cancer Research UK.
Our son was enthusiastic about the classic cars and the possibility to sit (and pose for photos) in some of them - he especially liked the BMW & the Manta!
I thought I know a thing or two about WWII, but this is next to nothing compared to Philips knowledge. The collection is very extensive and has some unique items. But what really makes it so special is Philip´s passion about history and it´s human side.
Written 30 July 2023
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Thank you so much for your very kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. It was very rewarding to talk to your family group especially about WW2 and the effect it had on so many families. I hope to see you back at the Collection soon. Thanks, Philip.
Written 30 July 2023
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ANUP
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
This was one off and truly worth it. Our host was most gracious and not only displayed his most amazing collection but took us through a journey of time with experience.
Written 23 July 2023
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Thanks for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research UK. I am glad that you enjoyed the visit and I hope to see you back here soon. Thanks, Philip.
Written 23 July 2023
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