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 […]

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 […]