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

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons – Doc by Day…

Dr Terry Fitzsimmons – Doc by Day…

If you have ever strolled through the Abbey Medieval Festival, you may likely have been fascinated with historical re-enactment.  But what is it all about? Fundamentally, it is bringing the past to life in an inspiring first person display. The Abbey Medieval Festival...

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Festive Fashion – Finesse or Fiasco?

Festive Fashion – Finesse or Fiasco?

Does anyone own an ugly Christmas woolly jumper? Or more appropriately for our hot summer climate an ugly Christmas ‘Santa on surfboard’ tropical shirt? Do you do the ‘Christmas family photos’ all wearing the same festive shirt or reindeer antlers or in Santa‘s hat?...

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Let’s talk about Mead and it’s revival!

Let’s talk about Mead and it’s revival!

In July 2020, we launched a specially made Abbey label Mead to our supporters through a wonderful collaboration with Amrita Park Meadery. Production for these custom batches began 12 months earlier at their Meadery in the Noosa Hinterland, and we planned for...

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