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 […]

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 […]

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 – “Australiana”

Test your knowledge on all things Australian - places, people, literature, sports and culture! Come along and enjoy lucky door prizes, fantastic raffle prizes and challenging trivia questions! Price: $15 (school aged children free). Time: 6pm registration, 6:30pm start. This event is raising funds for the conservation of a rare late medieval polychrome painted wood […]

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 […]

Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun

SOLD OUT Kids Dig It! is back these school holidays with Medieval family fun. Join us at the Abbey Museum for a week of hands on, educational fun for the whole family. Practice archery, train like a page, battle like a knight, design your own heraldry, uncover medieval artefacts, handle replica armour, enjoy a meal […]

Picnic at Pemberley – SOLD OUT

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 […]