KUTLU TÖREN means happy ceremony!  We are so pleased to invite you to join us for a Kutlu Tören right here at Abbeystowe in just a few weeks time!  So what’s it all about? Building a fountain was seen as an act of piety which also demonstrates the social, economic and political standing of the […]

A Very Victorian Christmas #1 – SOLD OUT!

Two sittings: 10am - 1pm, 1pm - 4pm $49.50 per person - Table bookings available from two to six people! We are thrilled to enhance your Christmas spirit in a brand new Victorian-themed event here at the Abbey Museum. Our guests at ‘A Very Victorian Christmas’ will enjoy a beautifully presented and delicious High Tea […]


A Medieval Christmas – An Evening of Gregorian Chanting – SOLD OUT!

TWO TIMES to choose! Gregorian Chant Choir, Schola Cantorum, will perform a series of medieval chants and carols in the ambience of the Abbey Church in what is now a traditional commencement to Advent for the Abbey Museum. It is not only the eyes and ears which are treated to a feast, but also the taste buds, […]

Kids Dig It! Oriental Family Fun

Summer holidays are here, celebrate with Oriental Family Fun at the Abbey Museum. In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, we've customised the experience to pack in the most fun possible. Here is how it will work. Each day will be comprised of: 2-hour workshops - must be there at the start time of […]

Doc by Day : Knight by Night

Join us for a fantastic presentation by Dr Terry Fitzsimmons to uncover the world of historical reenactment. This 2.5 hour event also includes lunch and both a stained glass tour through the Abbey Church and medieval artefact tour in the Abbey Museum. The event will take place inside the Abbey Hall, behind the Abbey Museum. […]


Secret Women’s Business: Feminine Hygiene in the Middle Ages by Rosalie Gilbert

We don’t discuss it in polite company, because it’s one of ‘Those Things’. It’s not Nice. In fact, it’s a little bit gross. Medieval women faced many challenges like modern women today, some of them quite mundane. Nothing is more mundane than the workings of the woman’s body in her natural cycle, and yet we […]

Abbey Trivia Night

Calling all Trivia enthusiasts! Unlock your knowledge, challenge your memory and support the Abbey Museum. Abbey Trivia is back on the 13th March 2021. Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm. This is a fund-raising evening of fun for the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free. Enjoy a delicious light […]

Kids Dig It! Archaeology Family Fun

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be an Archaeologist? What do they do? Why are they important? Head to the Abbey Museum these school holidays to find out! Each day will be comprised of: 2-hour workshops - these are timed workshops comprised of 3 activities: Archaeology in the Lab, Archaeology dig, and […]

The Journey of a Sofer: A Study into Spiritual Calligraphy by Brodie Taylor

Sacred texts govern and guide a vast majority of our daily lives, through allegories, ancient stories and centurial sesquipedalian sentences that take years to truly understand. The protocols surrounding these sacred texts can be even more complicated, providing for a fascinating form of scholarship. In the Jewish tradition, the Torah Scroll, or Sefer Torah has […]

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 […]