Join the Abbey Museum Friends!

Play an important role in preserving history and become involved in this unique museum’s growth and development.

The Abbey Museum Friends are a group of inspired supporters that wish to get more involved with what the museum has to offer, including the remarkable collections and engaging program of activities and experiences.

The Abbey Museum’s remarkable history and collection of international fine arts and antiquities, (some of which are not yet housed in the museum) has been and continues to be a source of inspiration and awe to many people near and far.  We are very grateful that so many talented and energetic people are able to offer their support in many different ways.  This support has been essential to our growth, ongoing sustainability and commitment to provide educational programs, activities and experiences for visitors, which align with the museum vision and mission.

Benefits of the Abbey Museum Friends’ membership

    • Free admission to the Abbey Museum
    • Discounted rate of 50% off the gate price to the Abbey Medieval Festival (please phone the Abbey Museum on 5495 1652 to purchase discounted tickets).
    • Receive the monthly e-newsletter ‘TABULA’ with the latest news on the happenings at the museum and the upcoming events and floor-talks
    • Receive a copy of the annual magazine ‘LINDISFARNE’
    • Have first hand opportunities to support acquisitions to the collection and improvement of the Abbey Museum facilities
  • Discounted admission to FRIENDS’ events including:
      • floor talks
      • annual dinner and luncheon
    • other social functions including outings and trips
  • Play an important role in preserving history

The Friends host a program of social and cultural events, including lectures and educational forums. These events are always stimulating and enjoyed in the company of like-minded people.  We also organise fund-raising activities for the purchase of much needed equipment and artefacts.

Join here!.

Abbey Museum Friends host talk on Tell HalafAbbey Museum Friends and guests enjoy a presentation on Tell Halaf  (a bronze age Egyptian site) by archaeologist Vera Windau-Heath

Friends assist in four key ways:

Current Abbey Museum Friend’s fundraising goals are:

  • Preservation and conservation of the Medieval stained glass in the Museum’s collection, specifically the beautiful clerestory angel stained glass window originally from Winchester Cathedral.

Abbey Museum Friends Events 2019

FEB23Happily Ever After by Susannah Fullerton7.30 pm
MAR9Abbey Trivia Night6.00 pm
 APR27Hildegard of Bingen by Dr Carmel Bendon2.00 pm
May11Abbey Trivia Night6.00 pm
AUG 10Mephisto – the Greatest Qld War Trophy’ by Greg Czechura2.00 pm
AUG24Abbey Trivia Night6.00 pm
OCT26Friends presentation and annual lunch by Dr Duncan Keenan-Jones1.00 pm
NOV9Abbey Trivia Night6.00 pm
NOV30A Medieval Christmas – a night of Gregorian Chant6.30 pm

Join here   or email Hugh at or call the Abbey Museum on 5495 1652.

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