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FINALIST: Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology, Caboolture for Medieval Family Fun Week
Medieval Family Fun Week is child focused and is designed to engage, educate and inspire young people while they have fun participating in medieval arts, crafts, archaeology and activities. It is an important adjunct to the highly-popular Abbey Medieval Festival, attracting a wider audience and providing experiences that cannot be catered for during the festival weekend.
The Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology is situated in Caboolture, an hour north of Brisbane. It has one of the finest collections of European and Classical artefacts open to the public in Australia. The Museum’s collection includes prehistoric artefacts, ceramics, glass, stained glass, metalwork, woodwork, lacquer, sculptures, manuscripts and rare books, Renaissance and Baroque paintings, watercolours, icons and frescos. The collection covers over 500,000 years of world history and endeavours to educate and inspire through its displays and public programs.
The annual Abbey Medieval Festival brings to life the colour, pageantry and excitement of Medieval Europe. Medieval re-enactors, musicians and street performers from across Australia and overseas join in a vibrant display of life in the Middle Ages.