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The Abingdon Collection

16 Gortnagarn Road | Abingdon, Omagh BT78 5NW, Northern Ireland
+44 28 8224 3373
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What a find during NW200 week

We called before our visit and arranged a time with Philip who met us and showed us his incredible... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ben M
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Paddock Wood, United Kingdom
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Group visit by CRRG Dublin - motorcycle touring group

I found this place by accident on Google while looking for somewhere to take a group spin. But it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CRRG_Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
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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.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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16 Gortnagarn Road | Abingdon, Omagh BT78 5NW, Northern Ireland
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+44 28 8224 3373
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called before our visit and arranged a time with Philip who met us and showed us his incredible collection of automobile memorabilia from the 50’s to the 80’s including cars, motorcycles, toys and clothes all in amazing condition. As well as all this he...More

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I hope that the meal went well and that you continue to enjoy your stay. Stay safe at the NW200. Thanks, Philip.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this place by accident on Google while looking for somewhere to take a group spin. But it was well worth the trip from Dublin. Philip and his wife showed us great hospitality, with tea/coffee and biscuits ready on our arrival!!! The Abingdon Collection...More

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. It was good to see that so many had made the long run up from Dublin and beyond. The bikes looked great and I hope to see your group up for another visit soon....More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This was a real find! Philip was so welcoming and accommodating. His collection and his knowledge were both outstanding. I could have stayed for hours!!!

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I hope to see you back at the Collection soon. Thanks, Philip.

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Fabulous collection. Such an insight to style and culture during WW2. As well as immense eye candy with those 4 wheel and 2 wheel motors. We had so much fun and really enjoyed viewing your collection and hearing your stories. A totally different experience! Thank...More

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Hello Tabatha and thanks for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience and I hope that you got a few good photographs to remember the visit. Please give me a call next time you are...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Ring before you go as this collection is in a "home"! It is an amazing private collection, WW2 items, cars, motorbikes and general collectible items. A personal story of a soldier whom Philip acquired personal items from the family, and is at present writing a...More

Thank Hilary G
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Hello Hilary and thank you for your kind comments and generous contribution to Cancer Research. It would be great to see the Club visit Omagh and I look forward to hearing from you over the next few months. I hope all of Mark's photographs turned...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

I booked for 16 adults to visit this museum. Fantastic time had by all. Philip was really enthusiastic about what he does. The tea & coffee was very welcome. Thank you. So much to see and so little time. We will be back. Pat

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

Pat, it was great to see your group at the Collection and thank you for your kind comments and very generous contribution to Cancer Research. Ed and myself enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you back in the Omagh area soon. Thanks, Philip.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

My brother and myself were blown away by Philip's collection and knowledge of the 50's - 90's cars, and the World Wars, that he has been collecting for over 50 years! As a wheelchair user was advised to use my smaller one which was a...More

Thank Mark W
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Hello Mark and thank you for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I am glad that you both enjoyed the tour. I know that it was difficult to access all areas but I hope that you at least got a flavour of...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This is an incredible collection and offers an incredible thought provoking experience under the guidance of Philip with his wonderful depth of knowledge. Second World War US clothing, transport and logisitcal equipment, a 1950s filling station room with vintage cars, a 1960s-1980s collection of classic...More

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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. It was great to talk to both of you about the period and I hope that you visit again soon. Good luck with the exhibition. Philip.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I cannot express the surprise we had at the magnitude of this private collection. It was truly fascinating and Philip's depth of knowledge and expertise is outstanding. I cannot recommend this highly enough. A hidden GEM.More

Thank Sharon H
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed your visit and it was great to see the historical items that you brought with you. I am glad that your visitors enjoyed the experience and please thank them for the generous contribution made...More

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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Great ww2 collection, should be the best on in the country. It had one of the best retro car collection in the country. Absolutely great.

Thank Norn Iron C
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ABINGDONCOLLECTION12, Owner at The Abingdon Collection, responded to this reviewResponded 3 December 2017

Thank you very much for your kind words and generous contribution to Cancer Research. I am glad that you enjoyed the visit and hope to see you back at the Collection soon. Thanks, Philip.

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