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.

Senior Curator holding artefact

OUR COLLECTIONS

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!

Tours in the Museum

VISITS & TOURS

When you visit the Abbey Museum, you’re entering a treasure house of world history exploring the human story from prehistory to the early 1900s. Plan to include our beautiful stained glass tour in your visit or book a tour for your group, we have several on offer.

EDUCATION

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!

Conservation Projects - before and After

CONSERVATION PROJECTS

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.

Upcoming Events

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. 

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Buy An Oxgang of Land

Buy An Oxgang of Land

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...

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The Story of a Clockmaker

The Story of a Clockmaker

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...

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Symbols in Art – Clues and Problems

Symbols in Art – Clues and Problems

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...

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