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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 contains five galleries that showcase the history of Cairns, including Aboriginal Traditional Owners, sugar...more
Certificate of Excellence
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
City Pl Shields St | School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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We were told that we wouldn’t be able to find any descent food at 11pm but they were wrong. We had three different burgers and each one was delicious. We were even able to have a beer and meet up with some friends.
Museum showed history of Cairns and how it has grown especially after the International Airport opened.
Staff were very knowledgable and were eager to pass on the history of the items in the museum. We also took our own lunch and enjoyed having it on...More
An excellent museum presented in a contemporary manner. Give me a good overview of the history of Cairns. Very pleasant and knowledgeable volunteers who are very willing to tell you more about the history. Recommended to start on the top floor and worh your way...More
After moving from Sydney to Cairns permanently over a year ago it was time to visit Cairns Museum & called in on Friday 23/08/19.
The Museum entrance fee cost AUD $15.00 & I'm made very welcome by staff.
The Museum is displayed on three levels...More
A great display of how Cairns timeline has progressed, I learnt many things I would’ve otherwise had no clue about.
Could’ve stayed for hours longer and soaked up the history.
Staff were very helpful and friendly.
We went into the museum and were greeted by friendly faces, all volunteers. On starting the visit we were offered a highlights tour of the first gallery by a very knowledgeable lady. She bought the exhibition to life. On moving downstairs we were passed to...More