FAQs about the Abbey Museum – among the most affordable attractions near Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast

As one of the most affordable attractions near Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, the Abbey Museum offers a great day out for families, senior groups and schools. If you’re planning a trip to the Abbey Museum, you might have some questions. If you can’t find your question below, please get in touch with the Abbey Team and we’ll help you plan an enjoyable and affordable day out!

Is the Abbey Museum on Bribie Island or in Caboolture?

The Abbey Museum is off Bribie Island Road, technically in Caboolture. From Brisbane take the Caboolture, Kilcoy and Bribie Island exit from the Bruce Highway and proceed under the overpass towards Bribie Island. From the Sunshine Coast, take the Bribie Island exit and proceed towards Bribie Island Road, this is also known as State Route 85 and Lower King Street (it becomes Bribie Island Road). After around five kilometers, turn left into Old Toorbul Point Road. Turn Right into The Abbey Place and you can’t miss us!

How far is the Abbey Museum from Brisbane?

From Brisbane, the Abbey is approximately 45 minutes drive (around 54kms)

How far is the Abbey Museum from the Sunshine Coast?

From the Sunshine Coast, it is approximately 40 minutes drive (around 53kms)

How far is the Abbey Museum from Caboolture?

From Caboolture, it is approximately 10 minutes drive (around 8kms)

How far is the Abbey Museum from Bribie Island?

From Bribie Island, it is approximately 25 minutes drive (around 22 kms)

Is there an entry fee to the Abbey Museum?

Yes. We do charge an entry fee but it’s minimal. We pride ourselves on being among the most affordable attractions near Brisbane. See our entry fees here.

Are there any discounts to make your visit to the Abbey Museum even more affordable?

Group Tours from Brisbane, including school excursions may attract a group discount. We’re among the most affordable attractions near the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane because we believe that everyone should have access to education and history. If you’re traveling with a group, please get in touch with us for rates.

When is the Abbey Museum open?

We open our doors for you nearly every day of the year. Check our opening hours page.

Is there parking close by?

We have parking available at our door, and there is room for buses too. The car park is onsite so there’s no need to walk great distances.

How accessible is our attraction?

  • Our grounds and buildings are all on a flat level.
  • There is a small ramp for wheelchair access to the church, and a ramp to our function area.
  • Wheelchairs are most welcome.
  • We have guided tours that are well-received by various hearing and vision impaired persons.
  • We have an area with tables and chairs available for your own lunch or snack and picnic needs.
  • We have lovely grounds where your blanket for your picnic will be most well received.
  • Parking is available at the door and on-site.
  • Buses and coaches visit frequently and park here until the guests are ready to re-board.
  • We have toilet facilities with wheelchair access.

How long does it take to see all the attractions in the Abbey Museum?

  • You are most welcome to spend the whole day here.
  • There are guided tours of our Stained Glass collection which take around 30 minutes
  • Leave at least half an hour for viewing the museum
  • Our packages and tours pages each identify their expected time allowances

Is there food and drink available at the Abbey Museum?

We have a drink machine with a range of fruit juices and soft drinks as well as snack foods. Our fund-raising efforts are focused on creating a kiosk area for the comfort of our visitors.

I have some things of my own that I’d like to donate to your Museum. How do I do that?

We do accept collections that have been donated or bequeathed to us. There is a process we undertake for this, and you will find the details for this on our Collections page.

How can I help the Abbey Museum?

The generous donation of your time and skills by volunteering at the Abbey Museum or at any one of the various functions we hold throughout the year is always deeply appreciated. Nearly everyone you see and meet here is also volunteering, and some have been here for many years.

Donations to the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology over $2.00 are tax deductible. The donations contribute to the conservation of our artefacts and stained glass, and the purchase of new additions to our collection. We also have a goal to build an art gallery to house and display our collection of Old Masters, Icons and watercolours and your donations are 100% allocated to all these ends.

You may also like to join the Abbey Museum Friends. This group was formed to assist host and promote the Abbey Museum’s programs and activities and also raise funds to support the Museums vision and goals.

How does the Abbey experience compare to other Greater Brisbane Museums?

The Abbey Museum is among the best things to do with kids in Brisbane’s surrounds and is ideal for day tours from Brisbane for any age group. The Abbey Museum is focused on delivering history in a readily understandable and enjoyable context. Our displays are created for optimum learning experience (by civilization and date) and our “Living History” kids activities and events make it a truly hands on and exciting experience. We have beautiful works of art as well as historical artefacts all set in picturesque countryside, near to the popular tourist attraction of Bribie Island. It’s one of the most affordable attractions near Brisbane and offers a unique and memorable educational experience. Why wouldn’t you visit the Abbey Museum?