Kids Dig It! Archaeology Family Fun

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an Archaeologist? What do they do? Why are they important? Head to the Abbey Museum these school holidays to find out! Each day will be comprised of: 2-hour workshops - these are timed workshops comprised of 3 activities: Archaeology in the Lab, Archaeology dig, and […]

The Journey of a Sofer: A Study into Spiritual Calligraphy by Brodie Taylor

Sacred texts govern and guide a vast majority of our daily lives, through allegories, ancient stories and centurial sesquipedalian sentences that take years to truly understand. The protocols surrounding these sacred texts can be even more complicated, providing for a fascinating form of scholarship. In the Jewish tradition, the Torah Scroll, or Sefer Torah has […]

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 […]

Abbey Medieval Festival – Tournament Weekend

With it's kaleidoscope of music, colour, pageantry, and time transforming ways, our largest event of the year, the Abbey Medieval Festival, calls to us more than ever!   We are as eager as ever to share with you our official dates for the Festival in 2021!  The 2021 Abbey Medieval Festival will be 3rd & 4th July! So what […]

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 […]

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. […]

Picnic at Pemberley

Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy requests the pleasure of your company at a Picnic at Pemberley, in the stunning grounds of the Abbey Museum and Church to partake in an afternoon of elegance and grace. Bring a picnic lunch or pre-purchase a hamper to enjoy in the gardens. Find amusement in games such as pall-mall, the game […]

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 […]