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Cairns Historical Society Museum

13 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5582
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Great resource

The museum is currently being refurbished and re-opens in 2017 with new displays but the... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Gordon G
Atherton, Australia
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Super engaging historical stories, the script was interesting too - my favourite part though were... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2016
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13 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4051 5582
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Reviewed 13 December 2016

The museum is currently being refurbished and re-opens in 2017 with new displays but the collections are still available for research. The society has one of the most extensive photographic collections of any regional museum/ historical society. The range of other documentary material is also...More

2  Thank Gordon G
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Super engaging historical stories, the script was interesting too - my favourite part though were the animation and movies. Something for visual learners. Thumbs up.

Thank KarolaRS
Reviewed 9 October 2015

It's not big flash museum but there's quite lots of things to look and very interesting, too. from little kids to older people can enjoy!!

Thank kyoko548
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We were walking past the interesting old building but noticed that it's completely empty. There was no sign of where all the displays went or if they were coming back. I hope they recreate the museum someday.More

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CairnsMuseum, Manager at Cairns Historical Society Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2015

The Cairns Museum is currently closed for renovation and we are working as hard as we can to get it back and running. The new museum will definitely be reopening and we hope we can share it with you when you come back to Cairns!...More

Reviewed 21 September 2015

The Museum has a very fine collection of histori photos of Cairns and the way it developed in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Visiting it was a nostalgic trip for me as there were photos of Cairns in the early 1960s. My first visit was...More

Thank V581ZSdonb
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I had nothing to do so I decided to do a bit of a cultural experience. It was really reasonably priced and I loved the exhibits. The only down side I would have to say was that it was pretty small. I could've walked around...More

1  Thank SinTaco
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Went along as a chaperone with a primary school group thinking this will be boring. Pleasantly surprised. This little hidden gem is well worth a visit and learn all about the regions history!

1  Thank jimmyboyqld
Reviewed 6 October 2014

The Historical Society Museum is a great place to find out the history of Cairns and the surrounding areas. They have a vast number of artifacts on display and a research library covering all aspects of historical Cairns. The staff are all volunteers and have...More

Thank Dianne B
Reviewed 5 September 2014

It was a little warm in here but good information and the staff was helpful. If it was a little cooler I would have surely stayed longer.

2  Thank traga911
Reviewed 24 August 2014

If you would like a really authentic museum experience this is where you will get it! The tour guides are as old as the exhibits and brimming with actual knowledge and experience of the pieces they love to educate about. Volunteer run, they are there...More

2  Thank Lisa L
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