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September 2019

Picnic at Pemberley

September 7, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 9:30 am - October 4, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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A Victorian Christmas Fair & Open Day

November 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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A Victorian Christmas Fair & Open Day Saturday, 23 November 2019 10am to 3pm Immerse your good self in the festive spirit of bygone times at the Abbey Museum's Victorian Christmas Fair. Step back in time and join us for a relaxing Victorian themed family-friendly fun day! The charming Abbey grounds will be filled with splendid artisan wares and delectable goodies - perfect for all your unique Christmas gift shopping. Visit the Abbey Museum for free this day and entertain…

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A Medieval Christmas – An Evening of Gregorian Chanting

November 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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$40.00

Take a step back in time for a Medieval Christmas. Gregorian chant choir, Schola Cantorum, will perform a series of medieval chants and carols in the ambience of the Abbey Church. This event has become a traditional commencement to the Advent for the Abbey Museum. Not only the eyes and ears are treated to as feast but also the taste buds. The recital will be followers by a supper of delightful medieval Christmas treats. Bookings are essential as places are…

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December 2019

Kids Dig It – Squire Academy 2019

December 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get your kids out of the house and send them back in time. Your squire will learn about heraldry, train like a knight, and become an archer. Program will run from 10am - 2pm and is for 8-12 year old children. You can drop your kids off so you can do some Christmas shopping in peace. 10:00 - Drop Off: Parents can drop children off at the museum entrance. 10:00 – 10:30 - Stained glass tour: Children will head into…

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Kids Dig It – Archaeological Antics 2019

December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia
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Get your kids out of the house and digging up the past. Your archaeologist with search for artefacts, analyse finds and work in a lab. Program will run from 10am - 2pm and is for 8-12 year old children. You can drop your kids off so you can do some Christmas shopping in peace. All staff have Blue Cards and teaching experience. 10:00 - Drop Off: Parents can drop children off at the museum entrance. 10:00 – 11:30 - Archaeological…

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January 2020

Kids Dig It! Egyptian Family Fun 2020

January 13 @ 9:30 am - January 17 @ 3:00 pm
Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1/63 The Abbey Place
Caboolture, Queensland 4510 Australia

Looking to keep the kids occupied over the long summer holidays? Bring them to the Abbey Museum for Egyptian Family Fun. Here they will explore the Ancient Egyptians through hands on and engaging activities. Such as: Mummification DIY - Learn how the Egyptians mummified their dead. Make an Egyptian Death mask - Every Egyptian needs one of these. Create beautiful faience beads - The Egyptians loved their bling. See if you can make jewellery they would love to wear. Learn…

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