See why this museum is one of Queensland’s top attractions. The Abbey Museum is a treasure house of world history that engages both the young and old.
When you visit the museum you will journey through the centuries from the world of prehistoric hunters and the first farmers to the bronze smiths and the rise of the Roman Empire.
There are many amazing artefacts on display from the Medieval Saxon and Norman invaders to the golden age of Europe’s Renaissance.
As though travelling through time we arrive at the Industrial Revolution and the British Empire, and that is just Western history. Cross a threshold into ancient and classical worlds. Who can resist a death mask from ancient Egypt or a rare armoured shoe from Olympia, Greece or a Tang sculpture of a lute player from China?
A world of treasures – the Abbey Church and Museum
Do you prefer to browse collections at your leisure, or fully immerse yourself in an historical experience? The Abbey Museum caters to the curious, the contemplative and the ‘I want to get involved’. Perfect for travellers, historians, social clubs and school groups looking for a more engaging way to explore history.
Visit us and:
See the Queensland sunshine dapple through our beautiful 13th Century stained glass in the nearby Abbey Church. Our Medieval glass collection is world renowned
Get active on our Environmental Heritage Trails through the beautiful Pumicestone Passage and dramatic Glass House Mountains, rich in Aboriginal legend and historical heritage
School history students can excavate an Egyptian tomb or Roman dig site while learning how to set up a grid, excavate, record and assess the artefacts found
Find unique treasures at the Abbey Museum Shop. Our historical jewellery Collection offers hand-crafted designs created by the Museum or based on originals in other institutions. We also offer illuminated calligraphy, coasters, T-shirts, spoons, games and replicas for children, ceramics, greeting cards and postcards
If you want things to do near Brisbane visit us at the Abbey Museum. Our school holiday program, historical events, medieval banquets and award winning Medieval Festival provide your family with a truly unique engaging experience.
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