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Samurai Gallery Australia

20/22 Shields St | Level 1 - First Floor, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 417 642 921
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Make a point of coming here and spend time talking to John

This is a find. A dealer in rare and beautiful samurai swords and paraphernalia in Australia... read more

Reviewed February 15, 2018
CinynChris
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Mooloolaba, Australia
Changed opening hours

Super disappointed! I was really keen to go, and double checked the opening hours about 5 times... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
issled
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Canberra, Australia
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Samurai Gallery Australia is a private collection of Authentic Japanese Samurai Artefacts. Australia's only full time gallery dedicated to the Japanese crafts and arts of the Samurai. A must visit for anyone interested in history. Displaying Swords, Armor and Art of the ancient warrior class of Japan. View some of the oldest Samurai Swords in Australia, which date back several hundred years.Entrance Located right next door to the woolshed in the city place. OPEN Wednesday to Friday 11am to 3.30pm . Saturday 10.30am to 2.30pm. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY. Group bookings and school groups by appointment please enquire about booking out of hours viewings in advance.
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20/22 Shields St | Level 1 - First Floor, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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+61 417 642 921
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Reviewed February 15, 2018

This is a find. A dealer in rare and beautiful samurai swords and paraphernalia in Australia, selling to the world from a small museum in the Cairns CBD. The collection of Samurai swords is beautiful. The stories behind the Samurai tradition well told. This is...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Super disappointed! I was really keen to go, and double checked the opening hours about 5 times but at 11:30 on Tuesday the door was still firmly shut. I called up, and they're no longer open on Tuesdays- it would have been nice if they'd...More

Thank issled
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Reviewed May 18, 2017 via mobile

Lots to see and heeps of information. And all of that for only 10 bucks. It was very well sorted and the owner was very ambitious in sharing all his knowledge with you.

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Reviewed May 9, 2017

if you are interested in Samurai and Japanese culture, this is a very well laid out, researched and informative museum. The owner was very well informed and passionate about this subject. A wide variety of interesting and rare swords and weapons. The owner was also...More

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Reviewed May 2, 2017

If you have an interest in Japanese history and the weapons or life of the Samurai this is an absolute must. The quality of the exhibits and information is second to none. This is made all the better by the expert knowledge of the owner...More

Thank Neil S
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Reviewed April 6, 2017 via mobile

Just a heads up for you guys :) I happened to walk by the museum, but was not able to enter. There was a note on the door saying that they are closed till 18th of April. I was kinda disappointed but hey, what can...More

1  Thank Marja A
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Reviewed January 21, 2017

Wandering through Cairns CBD, my eye caught this sign and I heartily decided to walk up the steps to check it out. I was at first disparaged by the door price, however I understand entirely why once entering. The collection of the owner has taken...More

1  Thank Joshua S
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Reviewed January 13, 2017

I didn't know what was better, the actual collection and display of these works of art or the in depth and incredible knowledge in the owner. Either way, I walked out of there with much more knowledge than I went in with, amd a feeling...More

1  Thank Jiminaus2015
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Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

--ENGLISH-- Have been in this museum with my girlfriend while i was on holiday in Cairns. Below the details: POSITIVE: Position: 10 - in the middle of the city,reached really easy by walking,just following main street. Price(ticket): 10 - 10$ adult and 5$ student! Museum:...More

1  Thank Luca B
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Reviewed January 5, 2017

Recently visited with the family. A little hard to find and doors were initially locked. Once inside there was a good collection of Samurai memorabilia. Takes less than half an hour to visit. Probably worth visiting if you are looking to kill some time or...More

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