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Cairns Historical Society Museum

13 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5582
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Small Museum worth a look

I am a local resident to Cairns and I was fascinated by the historical items on display... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2013
A nice little museum with lots of info

i stumbled on this in Carins and for $5.00 spent an hour wondering around looking at Cairns second... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2013
Wellington, New Zealand
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13 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5582
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

I am a local resident to Cairns and I was fascinated by the historical items on display particularly "Cairns during the World War 2 Years" , lots of maps and photos and memorabilia. The Cairns City Council needs to invest more funds into this Museum...More

Thank CairnsAussie52
Reviewed 27 June 2013

i stumbled on this in Carins and for $5.00 spent an hour wondering around looking at Cairns second world war stuff and flying Surgon service and other things aeronautical . Lots of info and well worth the time..

Thank capthonor
Reviewed 25 June 2013

This small central Cairns museum is packed with interesting displays and we spent an enjoyable hour learning about the history of Cairns and surrounding areas. The displays cover the settlement of the area, the war years, the Chinese immigrants and their influence on Cairn's development,...More

Thank Bitesizedthoughts
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I enjoyed my time seeing all this Museum had to show about early Cairns and the area. Although not big it had a lot to show. As well as the WW2 display which interested me. Another must do, as its right in the centre of...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Expect to spend at least an hour looking at all the exhibits. They have a range of interesting things here including aboriginal, aviation, communications, dentistry, mining, farming, etc. It costs $5 for adults, $3 for children, $13 for family of four. It is however only...More

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CairnsMuseum, Manager at Cairns Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2013

Thanks Beachabout for your review and information about the Museum. We are a very proud, volunteer organisation and the feedback is incredibly helpful. I just wanted to correct the opening hours you cited. We are open Mon-Sat 10am to 4pm. As much as possible we...More

Reviewed 26 May 2013

We had some extra free time in Cairns due to a tropical cyclone cancelling all reef trips so we visited the museum. Very glad we did as it was a fascinating glimpse into the settlement and development of Cairns. Especially interesting were the exhibits about...More

Thank blnavarremary
Reviewed 18 May 2013

This place is amazing - filled with history about Cairns that the average tourist would not know- well worth a look - the staff are informative and friendly - no question was too silly, we had a great time here :)

Thank Katrina H
Reviewed 15 May 2013

The historical museum in Cairns is really a highlight during a visit in Cairns. The collections of various subjects are exhibited and put together with a lot of taste. The visit is very informative and interesting, in addition the staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Thank Willy R
Reviewed 10 May 2013

We spent about an hour here on a rainy day. Only $5 per person for entry. Good value and some interesting things to read about and see.

Thank Annemarie B
Reviewed 7 April 2013

This was a delightful museum, very cleverly put together. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The displays were very interesting. Early Cairn's settlement was well represented with artefacts and information from both indigenous and early settlers. Well worth visiting.

Thank Linda T
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