|Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology|
|Night at the Museum with wine and nibbles|
When: Tuesday 18 May 2010, open until 9pm, tour at 7pm
Where: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Cost: Adults: $8.80, Concession: $6.00, Children: $5.00,
Family: $19.80, Group: $5.50
Bookings required: phone 07 5495 1652
Further information: www.abbeymuseum.asn.au
Above: Museum Director, Michael Strong with guests.
Join the celebrations of Museums Alight! 2010 by participating in a Wine and Nibbles Open Night at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, which includes a special tour of the Museum.
The tour will guide visitors through 500,000 years of world history, pointing out important artefacts in the Museum collection that highlight significant milestones in the development of peoples and civilization as we know it. Visitors can learn about the cave artists of prehistoric Europe, see shards of pottery made by Neolithic farmers, hear about the might of the Roman Empire, the remarkable developments and exploration of the Middle Ages, through to the Industrialisation and rise of the British Empire. Once completing this timeline of the development of Europe, visitors will visit displays from many of the Ancient civilisations of Egypt, Mesopotamia and Asia. A small but special exhibition of ear ornaments from Borneo will be on display for this celebratory event only. Come and enjoy a whirlwind tour of the world and its remarkable history and art.
|Did you know...|
Did you know that the collection of hand axes in the Abbey Museum dating from 500,000 years ago still have red dear blood residue which is visible under powerful microscopes.
|Above: Museum Treasure... beautiful beads dating back to 400-700 AD, England.|
Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology
Address: 1-63 The Abbey Place, Caboolture
Phone: 07 5495 1652
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Admission Cost: Adults $8.80, Concession $6.00, Children $5.00, Family $19.80, Group $5.50