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Review of James Cook Museum

James Cook Museum
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US$2,826.58*
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7 night Great Barrier Reef cruise
Ranked #2 of 23 things to do in Cooktown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: First opened in 1970, this museum, housed in a spectacular 19th century convent building, showcases the history of Cooktown, from Cook's landing in 1770 to the more recent past. The exhibits include the original anchor and one of the cannon jettisoned from Cook's Endeavour in 1770, items from the Palmer River gold rush and personal items and stories from Cooktown's early residents, making this an unmissable part of your visit to Cooktown.The James Cook Museum is operated by the National Trust Queensland, a membership-based community organization dedicated to the promotion and care of Queensland's cultural and natural heritage.
Reviewed 3 January 2018

We were excited to see the real anchor and cannon off the Endeavour. There isn't too much regarding Captain Cook, and alot more information regarding the history of the building as a Convent and girls school and history of the area. Still worth the entrance.

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is an interesting museum in an old nunnery and childrens home. . the artefact from james cook and life in the 18th and early 19th century are well worth a visit. Ring or check their website an opening hours vary and in December it was only open about 3 hours a day.

Thank mark w
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

An exceptional museum for such a small town, located in a 19th century Covenant Building, which has in itself has an interesting history, this is outlined in the museum. Brits should bring their National Trust membership cards as there is reciprocal membership with the Australian Trust.

Thank Waygoose
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours checking out the information and exhibits about James Cook and the convent in which it is housed.
So many interesting artefacts of all types. One of the highlights of Cooktown.

Thank Qldgirl1
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Popped in for a captain cook, excellent little museum, well layed out and very informative. Would recommend!

Thank stephen o
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