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


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


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.


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


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. 


Camping Through The Ages Raffles!

Camping Through The Ages Raffles!

Updated 15 November, 2020 - The Abbey Museum's 'Camping Through The Ages' were two concurrent online raffles that offered the chance to win two different sets of camping themed prizes!  It officially ended 31st October, 2020. See below for the winners!1420 1st PRIZE...

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Desalination of ancient artefacts

Desalination of ancient artefacts

Salt can have devastating effects on ancient artefacts. It also can be a tricky process to deal with these salts to protect an artefact over time.  Such is the case with one particular process taken on an artefact in the Abbey Museum Collection, the circular plaque of...

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Museum Reborn

Museum Reborn This is story of John Ward and the Abbey Museum, from its genesis in England as the Abbey Folk Park, to its re-emergence in Caboolture QLD, as the Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology. The remarkable story started with a...

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