Abbey Medieval Festival

    Transport yourself to a place where history and fantasy merge into a breath taking world at the Abbey Museum Medieval Festival in 2017. 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.

    When Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones goes 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 2017 the Abbey Museum will host:

    • The Medieval Banquet: Sumptuous medieval dining and entertainment. 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, or our famous medieval markets for food, clothing, craftsmanship and more!

    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 2017 Abbey Medieval Festival go on sale March 2017.

    What last year’s attendees had to say

    “First time visiting the Festival and we’ll definitely be coming back next year. There seemed to be a lot of thought and planning put into the schedules, the entertainment, and the general layout of the event, and it was very impressively run. The re-enactors and volunteers were all extremely helpful and willing to share their knowledge.”

    “I love interacting with the re-enactors and learning skills such as using a lucet, viking braiding etc, so more workshops can only be a good thing 🙂 Also watching the battles and just immersing myself in times past, dressing in costume of course adds to the fun! , I love Birds of Prey, any opportunity to have my pic taken holding one is fantastic So thank you to all the organisors, volunteers and re-enactors for another great Tournament experience. xoxoxo”

    “I loved it so much i will force my future kids to go there. In addition i loved the jousts immensely that i think it would be a splendid idea that there should be monthly jousts.”

    “Great atmosphere. It was great for the kids to be able to try on the armour, ride the wooden horse etc. Jousting was fun.”

    “Love the tournament it’s the highlight of my year!”

    “The photographic opportunities for character portraits are endless…. Love it!”

    “We love the Festival and have travelled up from Tweed Heads NSW for the past 2 years to attend. Everyone involved whether it be re-enactors, vendors or volunteers are always so friendly and helpful and make the experience a fantastic one.”

    “I love the fact that such an effort is made to ensure a realistic medieval environment, volunteers are friendly & helpful & the absence of fast food is great”