The Abbey Museum’s vision is to change people’s lives for the better, through stories created from our collection.

The Abbey Museum aspires to be a leading museum by:

  • Preserving its collections in accordance with best practice principles
  • Promoting an impartial view of world history
  • Providing quality cultural and educational experiences
Kids build pyramid

Changing Lives by Inspiring Children through an understanding of history – while building an “ancient Egyptian Pyramid”

We do this through:

  • Preserving, displaying, interpreting and acquiring objects that tell the human story from prehistory to the 19th century
  • Conducting a broad range of quality public programs that engage visitors of all ages
  • Maintaining a vibrant volunteer program providing ongoing training and up-skilling, rewarding opportunities and recognition for participation
  • Financing the Museum’s ongoing development and sustainability
  • Sustaining our status as an accredited, award-winning museum with recognised charity status

We believe in:

  • Responsible custodianship of the Abbey Museum collections entrusted to our care
  • Scientific and professional objectivity in our work
  • Promotion of ethical cultural values and the recognition of multiple world views
  • Respect for cultural diversity and in particular, acknowledgement of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia and Indigenous peoples worldwide
  • Legally and ethically obtained acquisitions
  • Excellence in all we do