Join the Abbey Museum Friends!

Amazing things happen when we work together

The Abbey Museum Friends are a group of inspired supporters that wish to get more involved with what the museum has to offer, including the remarkable collections and engaging program of activities and experiences.

The Abbey Museum’s remarkable history and collection of international fine arts and antiquities, (some of which are not yet housed in the museum) has been and continues to be a source of inspiration and awe to many people near and far.  We are very grateful that so many talented and energetic people are able to offer their support in many different ways.  This support has been essential to our growth, ongoing sustainability and commitment to provide educational programs, activities and experiences for visitors, which align with the museum vision and mission.

Benefits of the Abbey Museum Friends’ membership

    • Free admission to the Abbey Museum
    • Discounted rate of 50% off the gate price to the Abbey Medieval Festival (please phone the Abbey Museum on 5495 1652 to purchase discounted tickets).
    • Receive the monthly e-newsletter ‘TABULA’ with the latest news on the happenings at the museum and the upcoming events and floor-talks
    • Receive a copy of the annual magazine ‘LINDISFARNE’
    • Have first hand opportunities to support acquisitions to the collection and improvement of the Abbey Museum facilities
  • Discounted admission to FRIENDS’ events including:
      • floor talks
      • annual dinner and luncheon
    • other social functions including outings and trips
  • Play an important role in preserving history

The Friends host a program of social and cultural events, including lectures and educational forums. These events are always stimulating and enjoyed in the company of like-minded people.  We also organise fund-raising activities for the purchase of much needed equipment and artefacts.

Join here!

Abbey Museum Friends on a Bus TripAbbey Museum Friends John and Jane May and Antonia Simpson on the Friends Bus Trip in October 2018, “Finding the Bunyip”

Friends assist in four key ways:

  • increasing awareness of the Abbey Museum
  • raising funds for Museum projects
  • providing gifts and bequests
  • volunteering at the Museum events such as the Abbey Medieval Festival or the annual Picnic at Pemberley.

Current Abbey Museum Friend’s fundraising goals are:

  • Preservation and conservation of the ancient Egyptian panel from the Late Period dating c 1075 – 332 BC. The panel depicts the goddess Isis holding an ankh and wearing the solar disk between the horns of Hathor.

Abbey Museum Friends Events 2020

FEB22Captain James Cook: A Culture of Music & Dance  by Dr Heather Clarke7.30 pm
MAR14Abbey Trivia Night6.00 pm
 APR18Secret Women’s Business: Feminine Hygiene in the Middle Ages  by Rosalie Gilbert2.00 pm
May16Abbey Trivia Night6.00 pm
AUG 8Celts, Art & European Nationalism by Dr Dorothy Watts2.00 pm
AUG15Abbey Trivia Night6.00 pm
OCT24Glorious Glass & the Wormholes of Research by Michael Strong1.00 pm
NOV7Abbey Trivia Night6.00 pm
NOV28A Medieval Christmas – a night of Gregorian Chant6.30 pm

Join here   or email Hugh at or call the Abbey Museum on 5495 1652.

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