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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
If you were lucky enough to find yourself time-travelling back to ancient Rome, you would no doubt notice many Roman women wearing jewellery that we are familiar with today. Finger rings were among the most popular form of personal jewellery, worn by both men and...
“Play is the work of the Child” Maria Montessori.
The Collection Management Team was abuzz with excitement on Saturday with the arrival of a new artefact; a silver-gilt rectangular plate from a Medieval book cover. The plate dates from around the 13th to 15th century and depicts a saint possibly St Peter seated...