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Amazing place

A great place to the history of Cairns. Great collection over all areas. Worth the visit. Staff are... read more

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timothywelchmobile
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Adelaide, Australia
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Small but very interesting

A small entrance fee but worth it to find out about Cairns interesting history. An interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
KeelyandSteve
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Timaru, New Zealand
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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
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City Pl Shields St | School of Arts Building, Cnr Lake and Shields Streets, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed today via mobile

A great place to the history of Cairns. Great collection over all areas. Worth the visit. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

A small entrance fee but worth it to find out about Cairns interesting history. An interesting exhibition on local aboriginal people and then the farming and tourism history of Cairns. There is also a lovely wide veranda on the building that has a kids colouring...More

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Cairns M, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks KeelyandSteve. We're glad you enjoyed your time with us. Safe travels.

Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my three children in the school holidays and we all thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The museum appears quite small from outside but the layout is excellent and there is plenty to look at. The volunteers were so knowledgeable and helpful- they are definitely...More

Thank Emma F
Cairns M, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey Emma F - we're delighted you and your children enjoyed your time with us - and thanks for taking the time to review us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had only one day in Cairns and had heard good things about the museum from a local. But it was shut along with the Art Gallery and Aquarium. Don't the rate paying citizens of Cairns deserve some weekend opportunities to learn about their area...More

Thank KayandCaroline
Cairns M, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Kayand Caroline. We're sorry you missed out on seeing the Museum. It is frustrating. We would love to open on a Sunday and we are working toward it but until we can guarantee that we can maintain a volunteer roster, we can't offer it.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit! Many artefacts from days gone by giving a feel of what life would have been like then.

Thank Margaret H
Cairns M, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Margaret H

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the museum very informative regarding the history of Cairns, many exhibits to see, staff lovely & friendly, would easily recommend for a visit.

Thank Penny C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the museum with my 15yr old son and had a very interesting afternoon. The museum was new, very well planned with an easy to follow path. It’s spread over 3 levels and took us about 2 1/2 hrs to go through it. We...More

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sgrwp, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Jules!

Reviewed 17 June 2018

Found this late on our last day and didn't have time to see it as leisurely as we would have liked. Would go back next time we're in Cairns

Thank ianawhe
sgrwp, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi ianawhe - we hear this a lot from those who leave their cairns museum visit until late on their last day! The good news is we'll be here when you come back.

Reviewed 15 June 2018

I had been some years ago when the museum was in another location so keen to take family there. The staff were so welcoming, even walking us to the lift for the commencement of the visit. There were lots of school kids there and they...More

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sgrwp, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Tassylass - thanks for taking the time and we're stoked you enjoyed your time with us! Will pass on to the team. Happy travels.

Reviewed 9 June 2018

Has all the local history told in a modern way, especially interesting is the display of sugar cane cutters showing how each cutter tried to personalize his own cutter and the interactive map showing historic photos of different parts of Cairns. Friendly staff that will...More

Thank Bonnie D
sgrwp, Manager at Cairns Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Bonnie D - we love the cane cutter stories and tools as well.

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