Donate to the Abbey Museum

The Abbey Museum is a rare treasure house of world heritage artefacts.  Your gift can help it grow and continue giving pleasure and knowledge to thousands of people.

Your gift can be used in a number of ways:

    • By helping preserve the treasures already in the collections.
    • By contributing to the building itself through an endowment fund or funds towards a new gallery.
  • By donating works of art or antiquities from your own collection or providing funds for the purchase of new works of art.

The Abbey Museum is a registered charity with the Australian Tax Office.

All donations over $2 are fully tax-deductible for Australian citizens.

 Help us fund the conservation of our ancient Egyptian painted coffin panel

The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology holds a remarkable collection of antiquities from around the world. Changing environmental conditions impact on artefacts in the collection. Objects made from metal, pottery, paper, fabrics, painted objects and wood being some of the most vulnerable. Abbey Museum staff annually review the most vulnerable in the collection to asses conservation requirements. The Museum also has objects ie broken ceramics or glass work that require attention when funds allow.

Over the last 13 years the Museum has focused on raising funds for its medieval and Victorian Stained Glass collection. As the majority of these were in situ in the Abbey Church they were seen as extremely vulnerable and identified as a high priority. This project has now been completed excluding some fragmentary panels in the Museum’s reserve collection.

Focus has now turned to other significant objects in the Museum

 Your support of the Abbey Museums Conservation Program would enable us to conserve our wonderful collection for future generations to enjoy. Our current focus objects include: Egyptian Coffin painted panel, painting of a Guardian Angels after Poussin, a collection of Arundel prints and a Nativity sculpture attributed to Andrea Della Robbia.

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If you wish to donate by cheque: Post to Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology, 1-63 Abbey Place, Caboolture, QLD   4510

  • For the Collection Conservation Project cheques to be made payable to ‘Abbey Museum Conservation Fund’

Please remember to include a return mail address and any contact details with your preferences regarding your donation.


Are you someone who wants your money, property or possessions to be used for a useful project after you go?

The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology is one of the rarest treasure houses of heritage that, like everything else of value, requires money to survive.  Through your Will you can help it to grow and continue providing education to thousands of people both young and old.

There is a great satisfaction in a bequest, knowing that your donation can be used to support the building fund or endow a work of art that will carry your name and help educate our visitors, to showcase our past cultures and to help instill a sense of wonder and awe of the human race and all its colours.

Contact us at for further information on ways you can make a bequest or phone the Director on (07) 5495 1652 for a personal chat.

Corporate Giving

Corporate donations, sponsorship and assistance are greatly appreciated.  Your tax deductible donation may be in the form of an annual stipend or a specific item or service. 

Please contact us at  or phone us on (07) 5495 1652.

Object donations

Many of us have devoted a lot of time into building collections that we wish to see preserved for others to enjoy, or have had an item of cultural or historical significance come into our possession.

Every year the Abbey Museum receives donations of cultural objects for its collections. Among the wonderful items given to us is an 1870 penny-farthing bicycle,  a collection of early Medieval pottery; a magnificent illuminated Mughal Quran and a 15th century stained glass window. If you have an object or collection that you would like to donate to the Museum and are not sure whether it fits the Museum’s collections policy please contact us.

The Australian Government offers tax incentives for cultural gifts of antiquities and art objects over a certain value. Museum staff can advise you about the processes involved.

There is great satisfaction in gifting, knowing that your donation can be used to support the building fund, or endow a work of art that will carry your name and help educate thousands of people.

Please email us direct to if you would like to discuss an object donation.