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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The many functions of Aboriginal tools by Eva Martellotta

Eva Martellotta is a PhD candidate at the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution at Griffith University where she is studying the multipurpose nature of hardwood boomerangs in Australian Aboriginal culture. In her presentation Eva will discuss how Australian Aboriginal communities were using boomerangs to modify the edges (and thus the function) of stone tools. She […]

Abbey Trivia Night – “Entertainment”

Calling all Trivia Tragics! Answer questions on entertainment - music, movies, theatre and TV shows! CALLING ALL TRIVIA TRAGICS! Come along and enjoy lucky door prizes, raffle prizes and challenging trivia questions! Our March Trivia Night will test your knowledge on all things entertainment! Cost: $15 per person (includes supper) School aged children FREE Time: […]

ARTefact – 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! Stone Age Family Fun

Budding young archaeologists can uncover the wonders of the Stone Age this April at the Abbey Museum. Families can participate in a fun selection of activities including cave painting, weaving techniques, pottery and archaeological digs! IMPORTANT COVIDSAFE INFORMATION Our facilities and staff will be well equipped to create the safest possible environment to minimise any […]

Friends Presentation – “Gregorian Chant: Sacred Music from the middle ages and cradle of modern western music” by Tony Vaughan

Gregorian Chant is sacred music and its home is ’the chapel’. The presentation by Tony Vaughan, Director of Schola Cantorum of Brisbane will not only discuss the history of chanting but will be authentically illustrated by robed cantors chanting  in the wonderful acoustics and atmosphere of the beautiful Abbey Church. Tony has a lifelong association […]

Abbey Trivia Night – “Mainly Geographical”

Calling all Trivia Tragics! Answer questions on all things Geographical CALLING ALL TRIVIA TRAGICS! Come along and enjoy lucky door prizes, raffle prizes and challenging trivia questions! Our "Mainly Geographical" Trivia Night will test your knowledge! Cost: $15 per person (includes supper) School aged children FREE Time: 6pm check-in for a 6:30pm start Raffle tickets […]