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September 2019

‘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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February 2020

Captain James Cook: A Culture of Music and Dance

February 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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$10.00 – $15.00
Friends Presentation - Captain Cook: A Culture of Music and Dance

Presented by Dr Heather Clarke Dr Heather Clarke will reveal the untold story of how Cook used dance to keep his sailors happy and healthy. The role of dance in cultural exchanges when he toured the South Seas, and how Lord Morton influenced these encounters. Discover how the social English country dances of the period reflected Cook’s popularity with the titles: Transit of Venus, Island of Love, South Sea, Omai, and Captain Cook’s Country Dance. Hear how the life and…

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March 2020

Abbey Trivia Night

March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abbey Hall (next to Abbey Museum), 1 – 63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Caboolture, QLD 4510 Australia
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$15.00
Abbey Museum Trivia Night

Calling all Trivia enthusiasts! Unlock your knowledge, challenge your memory and support the Abbey Museum! Abbey Trivia is back on the 14th March 2020. 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! TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED…

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