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Cairns Museum

| School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5582
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SO Much to See - Spent over 2 Hours Here - Lots of History to Absorb for Tourists & Locals Alike! Recommend to All!

Went here with my Folks and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! I thought we'd be in here and out within... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
thecairnsguy
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Cairns, Australia
Great historical museum

Really nice museum and definitely an asset to Cairns. Well worth the $10 entry fee. Lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
R65LS
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Cairns, Australia
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The Cairns Museum tells the story of Cairns, right in the heart of the city. Housed in the award-winning School of Arts building, the Museum reopened in 2017 after a major renovation. The Cairns Museum now contains five galleries that showcase the history of Cairns, including Aboriginal Traditional Owners, sugar cane history, WW II, tourism development, local architecture and cyclones, as well as the inside story of living in the tropics - amongst crocs, toads, jellyfish and snakes! Our friendly local guides are on hand to assist and give you genuine advice on what to see and do in Cairns.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with my Folks and we all thoroughly enjoyed it! I thought we'd be in here and out within 30 minutes and ended up spending over 2 hours exploring, reading, listening, and looking at all the history of Cairns - LOTS to view over...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really nice museum and definitely an asset to Cairns. Well worth the $10 entry fee. Lots of interesting displays from the very early days until now. Good thing to do on a hot day.

Thank R65LS
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cairns Museum offers a wonderful insight into Cairns history. It allows locals to reflect and reminisce and for tourists to understand Cairns and how it came to be. Their are plenty of activities for the kiddies of all ages, from engaging work sheets, to...More

Thank Kim S
Cairns M, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Kim for taking the time to review us. Will pass on your feedback on to the Team.

Reviewed 14 December 2017

If you want to learn something of the history of Cairns then this is a must. Set in a totally refurbished building that I'd bright & airy building it sets out a chronology of what has happened in Cairns over the past 100 or so...More

Thank David C
Cairns M, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us David - and we're thrilled you loved it (as much as we do!)

Reviewed 10 December 2017

I loved seeing the history of art in this area of Australia. This museum has two stories full of cultural and creative art.

Thank aquaticsoulphoto2016
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Want to know a little more about history of Cairns? Just visit the Cairns Museum perhaps included with a delightful half day Cairns tour which can be combined with a half day trip to Green Island for a little Reef snorkeling.

Thank Robert r
Reviewed 24 November 2017

A lovely fresh, light, airy, well laid out Museum. Very well planned showing the history of Cairns right through to today, including our local icons. It’s nice of them to be recognised in the Museum while still alive. Loved the “hands on” parts, very good...More

Thank RozfromOz
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Recently refurbished. Bright, beautifully presented exhibits, fascinating insights. If you like modern Cairns then learning about the history of Cairns is essential.

Thank Jeanette M
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We was visit this beautiful new museum and is intersting how many things you can learning of the aborigines people that we don't know before

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

A nice museum, good information and well presented but we went on 11/11/2017 and arrived just before 11am, a young member of staff was talking to a family but completely ignored the minutes silence. She continued to talk ignoring the announcement for the minutes silence....More

Thank Paul_tyrrell82
Cairns M, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you for the feedback and we will follow up with our Saturday team. As you note we did observe the minutes silence, including an announcement over the PA inviting visitors to join with us on Remembrance Day. There's been a breakdown in communications along...More

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