Donate for our London Marathon Runners
Isaac Watts' picture appeal
Abney Park Trust are delighted to have runners in the London Marathon on April 28th to fundraise for our memorial restoration projects. We would like to thank Jim Grice and William Deamer who have both generously agreed to run for Abney Park. The restoration projects were voted for by visitors at our last Fayre and include cleaning the large Celtic cross at Abney House corner, or repairing the broken sarcophagus near the Church St entrance. Read further for their bios and donation links. Please support our runners - we appreciate their energy and wish them luck!
Join us for a pub quiz at the Prince N16, Wednesday 3rd April, 8pm to win fabulous prizes!
Weather warning closure
Do you have photo of Dr Issac Watts' lost right hand? Ideally a close up of the hand and lower sleeve, but a distance shot in good light would also be helpful!. The picture is to help ensure the replacement is as accurate as possible and you may help reveal further detail than pictures and engravings already held.
Please send any pictures to email@example.com or drop them into the Visitor's Centre near the main entrance (with contact details to have pictures returned).
Visitors' Centre Opening Times
Please note that Abney Park will be closed on Saturday 16 March due to a Yellow weather warning being in place.
Britain's Best Places to See
The Visitors Centre will now be closed on Mondays. From 4th March onwards we will open from 10am until 4pm on Tuesday to Sunday. Drop in for maps of the park and to chat to our friendly staff for further information on any questions you may have, or peruse our cards, books, posters, t-shirts and other mementos. Please also note that Abney Park will be closing at 5.30pm from March 4th.
Abney Park Visitors' Centre
Open 10 am - 4 pm, Tuesday - Sunday
Abney Unearthed at Hackney Archives
As one of the 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian cemeteries in London, Abney Park are delighted to be included in this year's list of Britain's Best Places to See: Heritage Graveyards and Cemeteries on the Museum Crush website.
Wanted Fundraising runners
The displays from Abney Unearthed, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Hackney Council funded volunteer-based project to map and research those buried in Abney Park are now all in the Hackney Archives.
Trust Co-ordinator Job Vacancy
Are you a keen runner? Would you be able to run for Abney Park in this year's London Marathon? We have been offered two guaranteed places for this year's London Marathon that will take place on Sunday 28th April.
Abney Park Autumn Fayre Update
We are looking for a forward-thinking Co-ordinator to join us to lead this work. If you are a well organised project manager with excellent people skills, and want to be part of an exciting community project, this may be the ideal role for you.
Our annual Autumn Fayre on Saturday 20th October was a marvellous day and a huge success with over 1900 people attending.