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The Heroes of Abney
Jul
21
2:00 pm14:00

The Heroes of Abney

Trafalgar, Balaclava, the Streets of London. Soldiers, Abolitionists, nurses and policemen. What is heroism? A walk around the Cemetery will discuss these issues and tell some of the stories. This enlightening tour is led by Alan Gartrell.

Free, suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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Abney Park History Tour
Jul
7
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come and enjoy one of London's most intriguing Victorian garden cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about the diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour, led by cemetery guide Sam Perrin.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes.

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Dawn Chorus Bird Walk
Jun
8
5:30 am05:30

Dawn Chorus Bird Walk

Come and enjoy exclusive early morning access to Abney Park on our dawn chorus walk, listening to the beautiful song of the nature reserve's early birds! Led by bird expert Andrew Peel, of the RSPB and Marylebone Birdwatching Society.

Meet at Stoke Newington High St gates by 5.25am for 5.30am prompt start.
Please don't be late - the gates will be locked.

Tickets £5 /£3 concessions
Buy tickets here

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Abney Park History Tour
Jun
2
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come and enjoy one of London's most intriguing Victorian garden cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about the diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour, led by cemetery guide Sam Perrin.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes.

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Abney Park History Tour
May
5
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come and enjoy one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes

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Ecology of the Stoke Newington Forest
May
1
6:00 pm18:00

Ecology of the Stoke Newington Forest

A guided walk through Abney Park Nature Reserve with local ecologist and tree expert Russell Miller.

On this evening walk Russell will discuss how Abney's current woodland relates to earlier landscapes and why it is now a nature reserve of national importance for decaying wood habitat.

Free, suggested £5 donation welcome
Meet at ther main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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The Little Bee Hunt
Apr
21
2:30 pm14:30

The Little Bee Hunt

A guided walk looking for some of Abney's 40 species of native bee.

Local ecologist Russell Miller will be explaining how to identify common bee species and inviting people to join in the hunt for Abney's rarest bee, the Red-Girdled Mining Bee.

Free, £5 donation welcome
Meet at the main gates,
Stoke Newington High St

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 The Salvation Army Connection
Apr
14
2:00 pm14:00

The Salvation Army Connection

Join Alan Gartrell for a tour to learn about the Salvation Army connection with Abney Park. Why are General William Booth and 'the Mother of the Army' Catherine Booth buried at Abney? Find out about the many extraordinary characters who started the Salvation Army, the fight against slavery and the ill-treatment of children, the crisis of 1929 and the brave men and women who took the Army to India and Korea.

Meet at the main gates, Stoke Newington High St.

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Abney Park History Tour
Apr
7
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes

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Women of Abney
Mar
9
2:00 pm14:00

Women of Abney

Join your guides, Romany and Sam (aka 'Doyennes of Death'), as we pay homage to the fearless women interred in Abney Park – pioneers who ripped up the rule books and whose stories are inspiring, surprising, and poignant.

Tickets are £12 (£10 concessions) - Book now

Meet at main Egyptian Gates entrance on Stoke Newington High Street at 1:50pm Saturday 9 March. Wear suitable footwear and please be aware of uneven paths.

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Abney Park History Tour - with John Baldock
Mar
3
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour - with John Baldock

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll around one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates pn Stoke Newington High Street. Please wear sturdy shoes

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Abney's Four MP's Tour
Feb
24
2:00 pm14:00

Abney's Four MP's Tour

Join Alan Gartrell for a guided tour to learn about Hackney's very first MP, the philanthropist who saved the Old Vic, the 'apostle of peace' and precursor of the League of Nations and the Fenian who tried to storm Chester Castle. Come and hear the stories of the four MPs buried in Abney and how they fit into Abney's radical heritage.


Suggested £5 donation welcome 
Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street

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Abney Park History Tour
Feb
3
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Park History Tour

Come for a relaxing and entertaining stroll through wintry trees around one of London's most intriguing Victorian cemeteries and unique urban nature reserves. Learn about Abney Park's rich history, about some of the characters laid to rest here and about its diverse flora and fauna. This is an extremely informative tour.

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

Meet at the main gates pn Stoke Newington High Street

Please wear sturdy shoes

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Hidden Abney - An After Dark Tour
Jan
23
7:00 pm19:00

Hidden Abney - An After Dark Tour

Join John Baldock for an after dark tour of Abney Park to learn more of its hidden secrets such as - a notorious hangman of whom Charles Dickens once quoted “Mr. William Calcraft, the finisher of the law". Learn also of the 'The Mysterious Lady', 'The Celebrated Enchantress' and the daughter of the 'Wizard of the South', as well as a hidden catacomb, and the stories of those in common graves.

Tickets £10 - Book here

Entry at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street from 6.35 to 6.55pm (Please note - latecomers will not be admitted)

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Missionaries of Abney Park Tour
Jan
20
2:00 pm14:00

Missionaries of Abney Park Tour

There are many missionaries buried in Abney Park who went to all corners of the world. Their stories include cannibalism in the South Seas, the 'Baptist Wars' in Jamaica and other struggles for emancipation throughout the world. In the Cemetery lie the man who took the Salvation Army to India and was arrested for it and the Jamaican slave who became a missionary in Africa. Join Alan Gartrell on a fascinating tour to learn more.

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New Year's Day Tree Walk
Jan
1
2:00 pm14:00

New Year's Day Tree Walk

Come and learn all about Abney's amazing collection of trees – some ancient, some rare, some unique. Discover the vital role they play in supporting a wide variety of other plants and animals, and have created a valuable green oasis in the middle of the city. Russell Miller, of the Tree Musketeers, will be leading this very popular annual guided Tree Walk.

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street

Free, Suggested £5 donation welcome

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Abney Unearthed Tour of Discoveries
Dec
16
2:00 pm14:00

Abney Unearthed Tour of Discoveries

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council, the Abney Unearthed project has now run for two years. Join us on a tour to hear about some of the people and monuments uncovered and researched by the team of volunteers, as well as the progress made to date. Display boards will also be exhibited.

Free tour - Donations to Abney Park welcome

Meet at the main gates on Stoke Newington High Street.

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