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Cairns Historical Society Museum

School of Arts Building | Cnr Lake and Shields Sts, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
07 4051 5582
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Ranked #19 of 36 attractions in Cairns
Type: Museums
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 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!

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Yaounde
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 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

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 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.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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105 reviews 105 reviews
12 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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.

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Adelaide, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 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.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 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!!!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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71 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 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

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Dorset, England.
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51 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 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

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 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

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