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July 2019

‘Kids Dig It!’ Medieval Family Fun

July 1 @ 9:30 am - July 5 @ 3:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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  Medieval mania has hit the Abbey Museum with the upcoming Abbey Medieval Festival! What better way to celebrate than through a week of Medieval Family Fun at the Museum? All of your favourites will be included, like, archery, mini archaeological digs, and shield painting. Along with some other workshops to keep the whole family engaged, including: embroidery games - skittles, battledore, and quoits brass rubbings paper crafts illuminating letters page training and much more! Tickets available here through the…

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Medieval Banquet

July 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Enjoy an immersive evening of entertainment, mouth-watering delights and an enchanting atmosphere at the Abbey Medieval Banquet. The evening of authentic medieval food and entertainment begins with the traditional ritual of hand washing with scented rosewater. Our Lord Steward will guide you through the manners and customs of medieval banquet dining, while our friendly volunteer servers deliver heavenly dishes of medieval food to share. Under the protection Staraya Ladoga, the guard of our banquet hall, spend the night feasting, drinking and…

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Medieval Tournament

July 13 @ 9:00 am - July 14 @ 4:30 pm

Knights in shining armour, damsels holding their own, a medieval market place and 5 tournaments! Where else would you want to be? This 2 day tournament allows visitors to experience life in the Middle Ages, specifically 600 to 1600AD in Europe and the Middle East. The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology together with re-enactors, jousters, performers, food vendors and merchants deliver one of Australia’s premier living history events. Take a stroll through the market place to find all you need to furnish…

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August 2019

Mephisto – the greatest Queensland war trophy

August 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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$10 – $15

Proudly hosted by Abbey Museum Friends is the next of our talk series for 2019: "Mephisto" - the greatest Queensland war trophy. Greg Czechura, Queensland Museum research author and long-time Abbey Museum supporter and Friend, will share his fascinating insights into this battle-scarred war trophy. Many Queenslanders over the age of 40 years will immediately recognise the magnificent WW1 German-built tank, which for many years guarded the entrance of Queensland Museum and is now the sole-surviving A7V tank in the…

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Abbey Trivia night – August

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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$15.00
Abbey Trivia

Calling all Trivia Tragics! Unlock your knowledge and support the Abbey Museum! Abbey Trivia is back on the 24th August 2019. Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm. This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night!

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September 2019

Picnic at Pemberley

September 7 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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$2.00 – $35.00

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 of graces, battledore and archery. Then find a partner to dance with on the lawn, Dance Kaleidoscope will assist if you don't know the dances.…

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Masters’ Secrets Revealed: the art and science of medieval illuminated manuscripts

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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$10.00 – $15.00

Have you ever looked at a beautiful medieval manuscript and wondered how the artist achieved the incredible rich and vibrant colours? Join Dr Paola Ricciardi, Senior Research Scientist, The Fitzwilliam Museum, as she discusses the science behind medieval manuscripts. Looking at the rich hue, delicate texture and palpable volume of the bishop’s blue robe in the Metz Pontifical (pictured) How is the luminous, three-dimensional effect produced? How many pigments did the artist use? Did he mix them or apply them…

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‘Kids Dig It!’ Archaeology Family Fun

September 30 @ 9:30 am - October 4 @ 3:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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$2.00 – $25.00

Have you ever wondered what it would really be like to be an archaeologist or what they do? Come and find out at the Abbey Museum in the spring school holidays. You can dig for ancient treasures in our mini dig, restore and identify artefacts, discover about people and their lives in true archaeologist fashion (by going through their rubbish) and lots more. Craft activities will focus on Mesopotamian and Mesoamerican cultures. Activities include: Archery Mini Archaeology Dig Archaeology in…

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October 2019

Hero Of Alexandria and his wondrous automaton.

October 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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$5.00 – $30

Join the Abbey Museum Friends for their Annual Luncheon and Presentation "Hero of Alexandria and his wondrous automaton: digital experimental archaeology in action", presented by Dr Duncan Keenan-Jones. Two thousand years ago, Hero of Alexandria described the building of primitive robots called automata, in particular a mobile shrine that performed rituals such as sacrifices and libations. Hero claims that his text is a DIY guide to building such automata. During the Leverhulme-funded project Hero of Alexandria and his Theatrical Automata…

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November 2019

Abbey Trivia Night – November

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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$15.00

Calling all Trivia Tragics! Unlock your knowledge and support the Abbey Museum! Abbey Trivia is back on the 9th November 2019. Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm. This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night!

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