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Cairns Historical Society Museum

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Address: 13 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4051 5582
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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a quiet collection of history and fun for kids

I took my young children to the museum looking for something to do in town. I was pleasantly suprised by the friendly staff with a depth of knowledge of the exhibits. They made it... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2014
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We visited this place before July 2013 and forgot to give a rating. They had a open day at the Esplanade with all their museum information. Very friendly people who are volunteers who looked after the place. Unfortunately, there is road works going on at the moment at Lake Street and its so many renovation, hence the place is close... More 

Thank Maria H
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The museum is currently closed. A lovely gentleman directed me to the temporary location, but sadly the very friendly staff informed me that the exhibit is not running, only the research facility. When the museum reopens in a year or more, I'm sure it will be great!

1 Thank Frances A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I took my young children to the museum looking for something to do in town. I was pleasantly suprised by the friendly staff with a depth of knowledge of the exhibits. They made it fun and involved for the kids with shark jaws and the flight simulator. We spent a solid two hours looking around and reading the informative descriptions.... More 

1 Thank Marticulate
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Museum closed for reno. Went to library to see old photos which they had in many old travel books/brochures available to handle in reference area. Helpful lass in Reference, lovely old building. Good alternative for history buffs whilst museum closed.

Thank Lyn M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Currently being renovated and is not open, except their library services (in another location). By the look of things, that is an optimistic date.

4 Thank singabob
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2014

Not originally planned on the to do list but glad we made the effort, full of local history which gave a great insite into the area, hardships and achievements. It contained many unusual items from the past. Worth spending an hour or so here.

2 Thank holidaysplus
Retford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

this museum is packed with interesting things that show the rich diverse history of this great area..... from abo art to strange things of interest. just leave a whole day so you can see eveything!!!

Thank chris b
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2013

I spent a lovely afternoon here, a great way to keep out of the sun for a while! The staff there were so nice, it was only a few dollars admission. The museum covers quite a lot of stuff in a small space- farming, WW2, the history of Cairns, Aboriginals, aeroplanes, even medicine and dentistry! It is set in a... More 

Thank Katrina B
Dorset, England.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2013

This was a chance find on our last afternoon in Cairns, and a brilliant one, made special by Cliff, one of the volunteers who staff the museum, who gave us a personal tour of the exhibits, with a hands on demonstraton of aboriginal hunting methods, a WW2 flight simulator and a photo session with sharks jaws and a swordfish -... More 

Thank Sooobie
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2013

We would like to advise the Trip Advisor community that the Cairns Museum is closed until January 2015, while we undertake a major renovation and renewal of the museum displays. We are sorry for any inconvenience and look forward to meeting you when the doors reopen in 2015. Regards Cairns Museum

7 Thank sgrwp

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