ARTefact – A Guided Tour by Geoff Ginn

Have you visited the Museum and think you have seen all there is to see? Well think again! Why not join local artist, Geoff Ginn, who will give you a unique tour of the Abbey Museum’s collection by looking at the amazing artefacts with new eyes… the eyes of an artist.  Geoff presents an engaging […]

Abbey Trivia Night

Do you ‘dig’ Trivia? Join us for a fun night as we dive into the world of archaeology, history and lots, lots more! Celebrate National Archaeology Week with some Trivia Fun! Get into the theme and dress up as your favourite archaeologist or a character from history. Prizes for best dressed table! This event is […]

ARTefact – A Guided Tour by Geoff Ginn

Have you visited the Museum and think you have seen all there is to see? Well think again! Why not join local artist, Geoff Ginn, who will give you a unique tour of the Abbey Museum’s collection by looking at the amazing artefacts with new eyes… the eyes of an artist.  Geoff presents an engaging […]

Abbey Medieval Festival – Family Fun Day

This mini Medieval Festival will feature many of the experiences on offer over the weekend but with a special focus on making them friendly and engaging for the younger members of the family. There will be opportunities to wander through medieval encampments, meet re-enactors, see armour and weapons and learn traditional crafts or listen to […]

Abbey Medieval Festival – Tournament Weekend

Relive the days of yore and experience the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of the Middle Ages! Step back in time and immerse yourself in the colour and pageantry of the Medieval World. There will be displays of combat, jousting, falconry, dancing, music, drama and presentations of medieval arts and crafts. Wander around the medieval […]

ARTefact – A Guided Tour by Geoff Ginn

Have you visited the Museum and think you have seen all there is to see? Well think again! Why not join local artist, Geoff Ginn, who will give you a unique tour of the Abbey Museum’s collection by looking at the amazing artefacts with new eyes… the eyes of an artist.  Geoff presents an engaging […]

5 Days, 13 Events: The Olympic Games c. 400 BC by Prof Tom Stevenson

The Olympic Games endured for roughly 1000 years in antiquity and saw many, often dramatic changes. This talk will attempt a hypothetical reconstruction of the Games as they might have taken place at the end of the 5th Century BC (c. 400 BC). Thirteen events were held over 5 days. Competitors struggled in the shadow […]

ARTefact – A Guided Tour by Geoff Ginn

Have you visited the Museum and think you have seen all there is to see? Well think again! Why not join local artist, Geoff Ginn, who will give you a unique tour of the Abbey Museum’s collection by looking at the amazing artefacts with new eyes… the eyes of an artist.  Geoff presents an engaging […]

Abbey Trivia Night

Come along and enjoy lucky door prizes, fantastic raffle prizes and challenging trivia questions! All proceeds go to the collection conservation projects. Price: $15 (school aged children free). Time: 6pm registration, 6:30pm start. Our facilities and staff will be well equipped to create the safest possible environment to minimise any possible risk of Covid-19 transmission. […]

ARTefact – A Guided Tour by Geoff Ginn

Have you visited the Museum and think you have seen all there is to see? Well think again! Why not join local artist, Geoff Ginn, who will give you a unique tour of the Abbey Museum’s collection by looking at the amazing artefacts with new eyes… the eyes of an artist.  Geoff presents an engaging […]

Victorian Poverty Debates in the 1880s: from charity to welfare by Dr Geoff Ginn

The sensational newspaper treatment of London poverty, crime and violence in the 1880s inspired many responses. While some favoured compulsory emigration for ‘undesirables’ or sterilisation of the ‘unfit’, other more moderate voices proposed schemes that laid a foundation for modern social work and welfare services in Britain and abroad. In this talk, UQ historian Associate […]

Abbey Trivia Night

Calling all Trivia Tragics! Challenge your knowledge and support the Abbey Museum. Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm. This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Our facilities and staff will be well equipped to create the safest possible environment to minimise any possible risk of Covid-19 transmission. Please see […]