Abbey Medieval Festival, Experience the Fantasy, Discover History

Transport yourself to a place where history overtakes fantasy into a breath taking world at the Abbey Museum Medieval Festival in 2016. This premier event at the Abbey Museum in Brisbane transforms sunny Queensland into a medieval wonderland every July. Come for the exquisite detail of our re-enactment camps, cheer the jousting and falconry, gorge on the sizzling meats and fine mead, and leave with the taste of history on your lips and doublet. Our attractions beguile young and old, and won’t cost a king’s ransom.

Abbey Medieval Festival 11th and 12th of July 2015

When Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones go authentic. Abbey Museum Medieval Festival.

Medieval times inspire the fantasy and fiction we all love, so come and see an authentic recreation of this fascinating era. Our re-enactors bring you the sights and sounds of many medieval periods both familiar and exotic: Viking raiders and traders, Middle-Eastern warriors and nomads, and nobles and peasants from the great European households.

Over two weeks in July 2016 the Abbey Museum will host:
•    The Medieval Banquet: Sumptuous medieval dining and entertainment, at two Medieval Banquets, Seats book out quickly!

•    The Abbey Museum Medieval Tournament: Jousting tournaments, falconry, medieval villages, authentic medieval costumes, swords and shields, puppet shows, gypsy dancing, Turkish oil wrestling.  Visit the Friar’s Folly Tavern for mead and medieval music and a Medieval Market offering an array of food, clothing, craftsmanship and more.

  • Kids Dig It! Medieval Family Fun Week: new to the calendar in 2016, kids and their families will be able to enjoy the Abbey Museum’s renowned children’s school holiday programs, at the Abbey Museum from the 27th of June until the 1st of July.

Of all Brisbane museums, the Abbey prides itself on being the one to bring history to life – come and live history at the Abbey Medieval Festival!

See the magic for yourself. Tickets for the 2016 Abbey Medieval Festival go on sale VERY soon!