A Little Roman Bling

A Little Roman Bling

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...
Roman Family Fun Week – Bringing History Alive.

Roman Family Fun Week – Bringing History Alive.

“Play is the work of the Child”  – Maria Montessori For over 10 years the Abbey Museum has run Roman Family Fun Week.  It has proved to be a great success with families as it caters for children from 3 to 12 years of age. It’s a fun, hands-on day filled with...
The Journey of a Sofer: a study into spiritual calligraphy

The Journey of a Sofer: a study into spiritual calligraphy

Discovering more about the creation of some of the fascinating religious texts on display in the Abbey Museum. On Saturday 24 April, Mr Brodie Taylor, Curator (Arts and Exhibitions), University of Southern Queensland, will give a presentation to the Abbey Museum...
Rosalie Gilbert: Secret Women’s Business

Rosalie Gilbert: Secret Women’s Business

With her upcoming talk Secret Women’s Business: Feminine Hygiene in the Middle Ages, we caught up with Rosalie Gilbert to get to know a bit about her work as a researcher, author and reenactor as well as gain insight about the lives of medieval women. How did...
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...
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?...