How do you choose to camp?  Do you enjoy more of a 21st century experience or do your prefer to take yourself back 600 years? The Abbey Museum’s ‘Camping Through The Ages’ are two concurrent online raffles that offer the chance to win two different sets of prizes!  You may enter one or both!  Click through the slideshows below to see the prizes for each raffle!

For many of us in Australia, holidays mean CAMPING: packing up the essentials, driving to a semi-secluded area and connecting with nature. Camping is a way to take time for yourself, connect with others around a campfire, and forget about the stresses of the daily grind (at least for a little while).

Recreational camping as we know it came with the dawn of the 20th Century – but encampments have existed for military campaigns for thousands of years.

When walking around the Abbey Medieval Festival you can see encampments of the Middle Ages which don’t seem too far removed from the modern camping experience – beautiful tents, cozy rugs, handcrafted clay pottery, and cast iron pots and kettles perched atop communal fire pits.

To merge the modern and the medieval, we’re holding two raffles to inspire you for your next camping adventure. Each raffle represents a different moment in time – 1420 and 2020.

‘Camping Through the Ages 1420’ raffle prizes wouldn’t be out of place in a medieval encampment. The grand prize consists of a 5m high and 6m wide hand painted medieval style tent from Red Hart Reproductions and a portable camping stove set complete with tripod, kettle saw, cauldron, and cooking pan from Make Your Own Medieval.  Runner-up through 5th place prizes include handmade wooden bowl and trencher set, limited series ‘Abbey Made’ products, Abbey 2020 Mead and more!  This raffle is valued at over $3,100!  View the slideshow below and click the button to read detailed descriptions of each prize pack. 

‘Camping Through the Ages 2020’ raffle is a modern camping setup – with a medieval twist. The grand prize consists of a 4m canvas bell tent from Psyclone Tents, a flat pack steel fire pit from Stahl Fire Pits, and an incredible hand forged kitchen knife set from Red Hart Reproductions.  Runner-up through 5th place prizes include handmade pottery, limited series ‘Abbey Made’ products, Abbey 2020 Mead and more!  This raffle is valued at over $2,650! View the slideshow below and click the button to read detailed descriptions of each prize pack. 

Each raffle must be entered separately. Raffles will run until October 31st or until the limited number of tickets for each is sold out.  All photos by Neda Lundie.