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Visitors' Centre Opening Hours

The the opening times for the Abney Park Trust Visitors' Centre will be changing for the next 3 weeks. We will be closed on Monday 9th July, Monday 16th July, and Monday 23rd July. We will be open from 10 am until 4 pm as usual on all other days, including weekends. Drop in for maps of the park, chat to our friendly staff for information and also peruse our cards, posters, t-shirts and other mementos.

Abney Park Visitors' Centre
Closed Monday 9th, 16th, 23rd July

Open 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday - Sunday

From 11th - 29th July Abney Park is
open 
from 8am - 7pm daily.

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Spring Fayre Update

Our annual Spring Fayre on Saturday 19th May was a huge success. Over 2000 people enjoyed perusing the stalls, taking a chance on our tombola draw, and sampling a variety of foods and drink. The chapel was filled with music and song, and the tours were all well attended. Abney Park Trust would like to thank all attendees and stall holders who gave their support - we managed to raise over £1000 towards future projects.

 

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TimeOut Love London Awards Winner

This year 65,000 people London-wide voted for their favourite parks, restaurants and local spots. Abney Park is thrilled to have been voted ‘Most Loved Local Landmark in Dalston and Stoke Newington’. We would like to extend a big thank-you to all who voted, our supporters, and those who appreciate the unique charms of Abney.
See TimeOut for details, and other local winners.

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Watts restoration funding goal reached

This year is the 270th anniversary of the death of Isaac Watts, celebrated poet and hymn writer who lived at Abney House. Time has taken its toll on his memorial statue, and one of the hands was lost. Last year Abney Park Trust launched an appeal for its restoration. The target has now been reached, in a large part due to the generosity of Talbot Underwriting, a City of London insurance firm, who had come to know Abney by involvement in the volunteer programme. Restoration works will be carried out this year.

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Bronterre O'Brien Commemoration

Melissa Benn, writer and campaigner, will give this year’s Bronterre O'Brien address, at radical Victorian politician O'Brien's grave in the evocative surroundings of Hackney's Abney Park cemetery. O'Brien fought, as a Chartist, for a free, untaxed press, universal suffrage and parliamentary reform in the 19th century.

Saturday 5th May, 11 am
Free,
All are welcome

Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High Street


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Spring Forest School

Join In The Sticks for their Forest School at Abney Park this Easter holiday. Spring is a wonderful time of year to explore Abney Park. The trees are vibrant with blossoms and new leaves. The bees and butterflies are busy, and there is plenty to discover. Explore the wonders of the forest, build dens, go on nature walks, make natural art and craft, play some fun woodland games, plus a lot more.

Monday 9th to Friday 13th April
10 am-3 pm
£40 per day per child, full week £190
Booking essential, through
info@inthesticks.org.uk


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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from
8 am year round and
closes at varying times.
The park's current 
opening hours are
8 am – 7 pm daily.

 

 

 

The Visitors Centre

Is usually open from
10 am – 3 pm, daily.

Times may vary so
please call before
making a special visit.

 

Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH 
Tel: 0207 275 7557
info@abneypark.org
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