An Evening of Gregorian Chant

A Medieval Christmas: An Evening of Gregorian Chant

Gregorian Chant Choir, Schola Cantorum, will perform in the delightful ambience of the Abbey Church in what is now almost a traditional commencement of Advent for the Abbey Museum.

Schola Cantorum’s Gregorian Chants and the magical evening light from the stained glass windows of the Abbey Church create a very soothing and memorable Christmas experience.

Arrive around 5.00pm to give you sufficient time to visit the Museum to view the precious medieval manuscripts and the medieval Lamentation sculpture. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit the Museum shoppe to browse the array of unique gifts and souvenirs for those difficult-to-find Christmas gifts.

The chant begins in the Abbey Church at 6.30pm followed by a medieval themed supper of traditional Christmas food and gingerbread!

This event books out every year, so don’t miss your chance!

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Trivia Night November

Abbey Trivia Night

Calling all Trivia enthusiasts! Unlock your knowledge, challenge your memory and support the Abbey Museum!

Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm.

This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night!

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Glorious Glass at the Abbey Museum

Glorious Glass and the Wormholes of Research by Michael Strong

Join the Abbey Museum Friends for their Annual Luncheon and this fascinating presentation.

The Abbey Museum’s Senior Curator, Michael Strong, will share some of the fascinating research undertaken to identify the stained glass in the Museum Collection prior to the publication of our catalogue. In trying to identify the origins of panels and the history of the heraldic shields Michael has followed leads across the world liaising with international scholars and researchers.

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Guests Enjoy a Picnic at Pemberley

Picnic at Pemberley

On Saturday 19th September the Abbey Museum grounds will be transformed into a picturesque Regency paradise, hosting its annual Picnic at Pemberley. Guests enjoy regency entertainment, activities, games and delicious home-made delicacies.

Gates open at 11.30am. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or pre-purchase a picnic hamper.

Guests to the Picnic will sip tea from the finest china, indulge in a wide selection of home made Regency treats and participate in a variety of diverting activities including Pall Mall – a simple form of croquet, Battledore -played with a shuttlecock and a small bat, Archery, Game of Graces, dancing. The event will conclude with a display from our Noble Militia.

Visitors to the event are encouraged to tour the priceless collection of artefacts on display in the Museum and view the magnificent Winchester Cathedral stained glass located in the Abbey Church.

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Trivia Night August

Abbey Trivia Night

Calling all Trivia enthusiasts! Unlock your knowledge, challenge your memory and support the Abbey Museum!

Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm.

This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night!

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Celts, Art & European Nationalism

Celts, Art & European Nationalism by Dr Dorothy Watts

The ancient Celtic world produced numerous heroes and heroines, but many of these had been largely forgotten over the centuries. From the eighteenth century onward, there was renewed interest in the Celts largely emanating from Great Britain, and extending to those parts of Europe which had a Celtic past. This talk looks at how the various European nations have used figures from their Celtic history, legend and mythology to foster patriotism and national sentiment to the present day.

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Feasting at the Abbey Medieval Banquet

Abbey Medieval Banquet – *CANCELLED

Enjoy an evening of entertainment, mouth-watering delights and an enchanting atmosphere at the Abbey Medieval Banquet.

The evening begins with the traditional ritual of hand washing with scented rosewater. Our Lord Steward will guide you through the manners and customs of medieval banquet dining, while our friendly volunteer servers deliver dishes of medieval food to share.

Under the protection Staraya Ladoga, the guard of our banquet hall, spend the night feasting, drinking and being merry while our dancers, jesters and musicians take you on an unforgettable medieval experience.

View the menu for the 2020 Abbey Medieval Banquet

A wide variety of medieval beverages will be available to purchase at the Banquet Bar. For the more adventurous there are boutiques ales, ciders and mead, non-alcoholic drinks are also available. Please note the event is not BYO.

Tickets available here.

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Trivia Night May

Abbey Trivia Night – *CANCELLED

Calling all Trivia enthusiasts! Unlock your knowledge, challenge your memory and support the Abbey Museum!

Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm.

This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night!

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Secret Women’s Business: Feminine Hygiene in the Middle Ages – *CANCELLED

By Rosalie Gilbert

We don’t discuss it in polite company, because it’s one of Those Things. It’s not Nice. In fact, it’s a little bit gross. Medieval women faced many challenges like modern women today, some of them quite mundane. Nothing is more mundane than the workings of the woman’s body in her natural cycle, and yet we rarely discuss it. Medieval women faced the same issues with her reproductive organs that women have always faced, and in this talk, Author Rosalie Gilbert gives us the low down on what’s going on low down with the ladies.

 

 

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Abbey Museum Trivia Night

Abbey Trivia Night

Calling all Trivia enthusiasts! Unlock your knowledge, challenge your memory and support the Abbey Museum!

Abbey Trivia is back on the 14th March 2020. Registration from 6:00pm; questions begin at 6.30pm.

This is a fund-raising evening of fun for all the whole family. Cost $15 per adult; school aged children – free! Enjoy a delicious light supper, lucky door prizes and raffles. All welcome – come with a group or join a group on the night!

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR.

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