'At Risk' Monuments Restored

Earlier in the year Abney Park Trust funded the restoration of the Grade II heritage listed monuments of Joanna Vassa, the only surviving child of the anti-slavery campaigner Olaudah Equiano, and John Swan, Scottish engineer and inventor of the screw propeller. These two important monuments have recently been taken off the Heritage at Risk Register.


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Half Term Forest School

 Nature is changing and the leaves are falling - Autumn is here! Join In The Sticks at Abney Park for their Forest School this October half- term. Explore the wonders of the forest, build dens, go on nature walks and more. The sessions are for children aged 8 - 13 years.

Mon 23rd October to Fri 27th October
10 am - 3 pm
£40 per day per child / £190 full week
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Autumn Craft Fayre

Join us for an apple-spiced day of autumnal themed workshops, arts & crafts stalls and children's activities, including face painting. There will be various food stalls, choirs, wood working and stone carving demos, with bike maintenance and marking, guided tours... and more! This Autumn Fayre will help raise funds for the restoration of Isaac Watts. 

Cancelled by adverse weather
Saturday 21st October

11 am - 3 pm

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Give Isaac Watts a hand

Abney Park Trust has launched a fund to restore the much loved listed monument to Dr Isaac Watts. The aim is to raise £9,000 to clean up and restore the statue, plinth and surrounding railings, including replacing his missing right hand which was stolen. Dr Watts is a famous nonconformist English Christian minister, theologian and wit. He was prolific hymn writer, poet, and notable man of logic with many quotes attributed to him. 

Donations can be made here

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Donated map takes pride of place

The original framed artwork of Abney Park's site map donated by 'Of Cabbages Kings' shop  takes pride of place in the visitor's centre and shop. Shelagh Taylor, Chair of the Trust, explained "we can't thank 'Of Cabbages and Kings' enough for generously donating this important piece of Abney Park's history."

Of Cabbages & Kings,
127 Stoke Newington High Street,
N16 0PH

020 7998 3282

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Official opening of Abney Park Chapel

Phillip Glanville, the Hackney Mayor officially opened the Abney Park Chapel on Thursday 3rd August. He was joined by Councillor Feryal Demirci, Rebecca Barrett from Historic England, along with Abney Park management  and volunteers to cut the ribbon.

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Park opening times

Abney Park is open from 8 am year round and closes at varying times. 

The current opening hours are 8 am – 4 pm daily.


The Visitors Centre

is usually open from
10am – 3pm,  
Monday to Friday,
though times vary
so please call before
making a special visit.

Contact Details

Abney Park, Stoke Newington High Street,
London N16 0LH

Tel: 0207 275 7557