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! Come along and enjoy lucky door prizes, raffle prizes and challenging trivia questions! Our November Trivia Night will test your knowledge on all things we consume - food, drinks and culture! Cost: $15.00 pp (includes supper) Our facilities and staff will be well equipped to create the safest possible environment to […]

A Very Victorian Christmas

A High Tea Experience Guests will enjoy a beautifully presented and delicious High Tea and Victorian Carollers singing nostalgic Christmas favourites. Come celebrate the spirit of Christmas and pause for a photo around our 4-metre Victorian Christmas tree. You may dress up, or come as you are to what will be a most joyful experience! […]

A Very Victorian Christmas

A High Tea Experience Guests will enjoy a beautifully presented and delicious High Tea and Victorian Carollers singing nostalgic Christmas favourites. Come celebrate the spirit of Christmas and pause for a photo around our 4-metre Victorian Christmas tree. You may dress up, or come as you are to what will be a most joyful experience! […]

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 […]