Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology
The story of the Abbey Museum spans more than 80 years, from its beginnings in England as the Abbey Folk Park to its re-emergence as today’s Museum in Caboolture.
The Abbey Folk Park, Britain’s first social history museum, was established by Rev. JSM Ward at New Barnet, England, in 1934.
Containing one of Australia’s best collections of international fine arts and antiquities, the Museum’s displays present a timeline of the history of humankind in Western Europe from prehistory to the modern world about 1900 AD.
Displays highlight the ancient and classical cultures of Egypt, Mesopotamia, Rome and Iran, and also India, China, Japan and the Islamic world.