The Abbey Museum is a treasure trove of world history that engages the young to the old. When you visit the Museum you will journey through the centuries from the world of prehistoric hunters to the time of the Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Imperialism.  Visit us to experience history and culture. Immerse yourself in an international collection like no other.

Senior Curator holding artefact

OUR COLLECTIONS

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Abbey Museum is the remarkable scope of its collections, spanning more than 500,000 years of humankind. Browse through our Collection Highlights!

Tours in the Museum

VISITS & TOURS

When you visit the Abbey Museum, you’re entering a treasure house of world history exploring the human story from prehistory to the early 1900s. Plan to include our beautiful stained glass tour in your visit or book a tour for your group, we have several on offer.

EDUCATION

The Museum provides quality and engaging educational experiences for school students. We provide a unique opportunity to experience archaeology on recreated dig sites, explore medieval history and the environmental heritage of the Moreton Bay Region, and even Ancient Egyptian mummification!

Conservation Projects - before and After

CONSERVATION PROJECTS

Ensuring the future of the artefacts in our remarkable collection is a priority at the Abbey Museum. However, this is only possible with the support of many people. Read all about our past projects and consider supporting our fundraising efforts for the current conservation and other programs.

Upcoming Events

The Abbey Museum annually hosts a rich calendar of events. From the Abbey Medieval Festival to our Regency “Picnic at Pemberley”, there are Egyptian, Medieval, Roman or Viking school holiday programs filled with lots of family fun and historically themed presentations hosted by the Abbey Museum Friends.
*Some of our events have been cancelled or modified to meet social distancing guidelines. 

Blog

New to the Abbey Museum collection

New to the Abbey Museum collection

It is always exciting to receive new objects into the Abbey Museum collection and over the last four weeks a number of artefacts have been donated. These include an early Victorian prie-dieu,  a Pygmy bow and 8 arrows,  a small collection of Roman bow brooches and a...

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The Journey of a Sofer: a study into spiritual calligraphy

The Journey of a Sofer: a study into spiritual calligraphy

Discovering more about the creation of some of the fascinating religious texts on display in the Abbey Museum. On Saturday 24 April, Mr Brodie Taylor, Curator (Arts and Exhibitions), University of Southern Queensland, will give a presentation to the Abbey Museum...

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Rosalie Gilbert: Secret Women’s Business

Rosalie Gilbert: Secret Women’s Business

With her upcoming talk Secret Women's Business: Feminine Hygiene in the Middle Ages, we caught up with Rosalie Gilbert to get to know a bit about her work as a researcher, author and reenactor as well as gain insight about the lives of medieval women.How did your...

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