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Cooktown History Centre

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Address: 121 Charlotte St, Cooktown, Queensland 4895, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4069 6640
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00

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This was a very informative place with a lot of interesting exhibits. The staff were also very friendly and helpful

Reviewed 1 week ago

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26 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very informative place with a lot of interesting exhibits. The staff were also very friendly and helpful

Thank hazfromoz
Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

$5 entry for adults, kids free. Good explanations of Cooktown history, including local families, which was great to read as my maternal great grandparents were married in Cooktown

Thank Nicole T
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

A few generations ago my falily were prominent here and there was an exhibition including them in this museum. But the assistance of the volunteer archivist was wonderful, and I left with some 18 pages of family documents and suggestions for further research.

Thank 1950Patrick
Perth, Australia
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

A visit to the Cooktown History Centre is highly recommended and the entry fee is a bargain at only $5.00. Housed in the oldest building in Cooktown, the museum displays historical information about the area including early mining, the railway, highway and the growth of tourism. The WW1 exhibition with its letters, photos, cards and stories is very moving and... More 

Thank Chopsui
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Nice way to review the history of Cooktown and Captain Cooks visit to the area back in the day, well worth the entrance fee.

Thank 0Steveo0
Sans Souci, Australia
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86 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

I am not a big fan of these types of tourist points but seeing that I am "dinky di" I decidef to go look see. The $5 entry fee helps keep the place up and running. It was interesting to read some of our history so go see for yourself. Cheers and dafe travel to all

Thank Oldcrusty1956
Albury, Australia
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234 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016

A great place to learn more about Cook and Cooktown. Excerpts of Cook's diaries are on the wall and make for a great read. A lovely building with great views over the town from the top balcony - worth sitting for a while there and relaxing.

Thank Shirley D
Cooktown, Australia
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66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Cooktown History Centre is run by volunteers who are friendly, helpful and able to provide valuable information about Cooktown and surrounding areas. The display with information provided is well worth a visit.

1 Thank Desiree1956
Melbourne, Australia
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413 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

If you want to know what Cooktown is all about this is a place you must visit. Run by volunteers it has a great selection of memorabilia, photos etc and the people are very helpful. Just remember it closes at 4pm.

Thank Ray d
Burradoo, Australia
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45 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Good place to do family research as they seem to have access to most records since the very beginning of Cooktown. If the friendly folks there can't find what you want they will happy to look into it for you.

Thank Keith J

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