The Abbey Museum is a treasure trove of world history that engages the young to the old. When you visit the Museum you will journey through the centuries from the world of prehistoric hunters to the time of the Industrial Revolution and the Rise of Imperialism. Visit us to experience history and culture. Immerse yourself in an international collection like no other.
One of the most fascinating aspects of the Abbey Museum is the remarkable scope of its collections, spanning more than 500,000 years of humankind. Browse through our Collection Highlights!
The Museum provides quality and engaging educational experiences for school students. We provide a unique opportunity to experience archaeology on recreated dig sites, explore medieval history and the environmental heritage of the Moreton Bay Region, and even Ancient Egyptian mummification!
Ensuring the future of the artefacts in our remarkable collection is a priority at the Abbey Museum. However, this is only possible with the support of many people. Read all about our past projects and consider supporting our fundraising efforts for the current conservation and other programs.
The Abbey Museum annually hosts a rich calendar of events. From the Abbey Medieval Festival to our Regency “Picnic at Pemberley”, there are Egyptian, Medieval, Roman or Viking school holiday programs filled with lots of family fun and historically themed presentations hosted by the Abbey Museum Friends.
*Some of our events have been cancelled or modified to meet social distancing guidelines.
Imagine walking into a real estate agent’s office and asking to buy an oxgang of land. You would most likely receive some very strange looks and be sent packing. Or you might just be lucky enough to talk to a real estate agent who knew something about historical land...
Sometimes it is extraordinary how small serendipitous consequences can have great results. Such was the outcome from a recent visitor to the Museum who came from Bedale, a tiny village in the Yorkshire Dales. They reported back to their local newspaper that they had...
When we explore medieval religious art you could be astonished by the number of objects being held by the figures depicted either in paint or in stained glass windows. Looking at some of the stained glass windows in the Abbey Church there are a number of saints that...