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July 2018

ABBEY MEDIEVAL BANQUET – SATURDAY 7TH JULY

July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Abbey Medieval Festival

On this night of authentic  medieval food and entertainment, you will be guided by the Steward of the Feast in the manners and customs expected of those attending such a prestigious event.  On entering the Great Hall, you will experience a traditional ritual of washing the hands with scented rosewater.  Once this is completed,  you are directed to your seat. Then the fun begins! Admission to the Banquet is by pre-paid tickets only (click on  Medieval Festival Tickets ).  After purchasing your ticket, our staff will…

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MEDIEVAL TOURNAMENT – SATURDAY 14TH & SUNDAY 15TH JULY

July 14 - July 15
Abbey Medieval Festival

Witness more than a thousand medieval re-enactors showcasing a thousand years of history. Watch as knights, warriors, ladies and their retainers present themselves to the crowd as the magnificent Master of Ceremonies, Blair Martin, the hero of 2018, summons the knights to take part in chivalrous combat for honour and courage. Don’t miss ‘Choosing of the Champions’ a new feature of our 2018 event. Throughout the weekend, the festival program offers a wide range of medieval experiences, and entertainment including…

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August 2018

How Ornaments Make Us Human: Investigating Human Behavioural Evolution through ‘Bling’

August 4 @ 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

Presentation by Michelle Langley, Griffith University DECRA Research Fellow The development of complex cognition and cultural behaviour in Modern Humans (Homo sapien sapiens) is perhaps the most significant research issue in modern archaeology. Until recently, it was believed that our capacity for language, art, complex technologies, and social behaviours only developed after our ancestors reach Europe around 40,000 years ago. Discoveries first in Africa, and more recently in Southeast Asia and Australia, however, have turned such notions on their head…

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ABBEY TRIVIA NIGHT

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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Free – $15.00

Calling all Trivia Tragics! Unlock your knowledge and support the Abbey Museum! Abbey Trivia is back on the 25th August 2018. 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 2018

PICNIC AT PEMBERLEY

September 8 @ 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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KIDS DIG IT! – ORIENTAL FAMILY FUN

September 24 @ 9:30 am - September 28 @ 3:00 pm
$2.00 – $25.00

Monday 24th September - Friday 28th September During this school holidays the Abbey Museum will offer our young visitors the opportunity to explore the ancient Orient, focusing on China, Japan, India and Burma (now known as Myanmar). This family event offers a variety of hands-on and engaging activities that will keep kids and their parents busy, including: Digging up ancient treasures in our Mini Archaeological Dig Learning the art of Archery Playing ancient games - some of which will look…

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October 2018

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE MISSIONS OF ST PAUL

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$10.00 – $40.00

Presentation & Annual Lunch By Dr Amelia Brown      St. Paul (Saul, Paul of Tarsus) was one of the most energetic travellers and characters in early Christianity, originating from Tarsus (modern Turkey) and travelling throughout the Roman Empire.  He was an unlikely influencer of the spread of Christianity in the Roman world driving the transformation of Rome from a pantheistic (several religions) to monotheistic empire.  He himself transformed from persecuting Christians as a result of an epiphany on the Road to…

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November 2018

ABBEY TRIVIA NIGHT

November 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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Free – $15.00

Calling all Trivia Tragics! Unlock your knowledge and support the Abbey Museum! Abbey Trivia is back on the 10th November 2018. 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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A MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$2 – $40.00
Medieval Christmas

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December 2018

ABBEY OPEN DAY & BOUTIQUE CHRISTMAS MARKETS

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

The Abbey Museum, the Abbey Church and St Michael's College invite you the the Abbey Open Day and Boutique Christmas Market. The Museum will have free admission, and the Church will be open with Father George ready to answer any questions. The beautiful grounds will host a selection of boutique market stall so you can do all of your Christmas shopping. Keep the kids entertained with our Victorian Era crafts and games, including: Making Victorian Christmas Crackers Making Paper Chain…

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