A talk given in 1990 by Mr Arthur Percival of the Civic Trust suggested projects which could be tackled by local amenities societies. He urged the setting up of Heritage Centres to increase awareness of the environment, both built and natural. Out of this grew a fruitful collaboration between the Friends and Abingdon Museum to use the basement of the County Hall as a Heritage Centre for schools. He also suggested providing a good Town Trail leaflet for self-guided walks, and this led to collaboration between the Friends and Mrs Penny Bayer of the Department of Development and Leisure of the District Council in the preparation of leaflets for a River Walk (1992) and an Abbey Walk (1993). The Museum nowadays incorporates a resource centre on one of its upper floors.