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

CELEBRATING GRANT FUNDING SUCCESS

CELEBRATING GRANT FUNDING SUCCESS

In an unusual year when nothing has been what one might call “normal”, the availability of grants has been a lifesaver in some ways for the Museum. The Director, Edith Cuffe, in fact, spent most of the time during ‘COVID lockdown’ scouring the internet for potential...

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A Toss of a Coin

A Toss of a Coin

One of the exciting things about working at the Abbey Museum is being there when a new object is donated. Recently, the Abbey was given a fabulous example of a silver 30-tari coin from Malta. This coin was issued in 1798 during the brief reign of Ferdinand von...

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A Very Brief History of Camping

A Very Brief History of Camping

Here in Australia, camping is a huge past time – you can go camping with your friends, family, and children. Sometimes you go camping for a weekend out, sometimes you can camp for weeks on end for your school or work holidays. But did you know the history of this past...

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