A Very Victorian Christmas: High Tea Experience at the Abbey Museum

10:30am - 4:30pm 2nd December 2023

A Very Victorian Christmas: High Tea Experience at the Abbey Museum

Step back in time to the Victorian era at the Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology's A Very Victorian Christmas: High Tea Experience. This event, across two seated sessions, promises to transport you to a bygone era of refinement and festive merriment.

Indulge in Victorian-themed High Tea

Enjoy the experience of traditional Victorian high tea that includes an array of sandwiches, savoury muffins, and freshly baked scones. But that's not all! You'll also have the pleasure of indulging in the heavenly aromas and tastes of sweet Victorian tarts, delicate shortbreads, delectable cakes, and other delicacies elegantly served on a classic 3-tier platter.

Listen to Carollers serenade with Nostalgic Christmas songs

As you relish your high tea, be serenaded by carollers who will fill the air with the nostalgic tunes of Christmas favourites, setting the perfect atmosphere for this festive occasion.

Admire the Stained-Glass Windows

Following the singing of carols, join the guided tour of the awe-inspiring stained glass windows of the Abbey Church. These breathtaking works of art will leave you spellbound as you learn about their historical significance and intricate details.

Experience the Abbey Museum

Arrive early at 1:30 PM to explore the Abbey Museum itself. Marvel at the remarkable artefacts, artwork, and historical exhibits that call this museum home. Don't forget to capture a picture-perfect moment beside the resplendent 4-meter tall Victorian Christmas tree, aglow with the spirit of the season.

Dress in Victorian Era Costumes

To fully immerse yourself in the Victorian Christmas spirit, you are encouraged to don your finest Victorian era attire. It's a delightful opportunity to showcase your creativity and pay homage to the elegance of the past.

But don't worry if you'd prefer to wear your everyday clothes - that's fine too!

Event Information

When: December 2, 2023

Times: 10.30am and 2.30pm

Where: Abbey Museum

Cost: Tickets are sold by the table, from $109 for a table of two

Choose your preferred session, invite your friends, and make cherished memories at this enchanting event.

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Acknowledgement of Country - We would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waterways of the Moreton Bay Region, the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi, Jinibara, and Turrbal people and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging. We recognise the ongoing connection that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to this land and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the original custodians of this land.