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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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A Great Find

What a find, easy walk from cruise terminal, fabulous collection of all Samurai culture. A must for... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cruisers888
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Like a time warp into a part of Japan

It was like stepping through a time warp into somewhere in Japan . The paraphernalia , all things... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
diamonddragon887
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Brisbane, 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 3 days ago via mobile

What a find, easy walk from cruise terminal, fabulous collection of all Samurai culture. A must for history buffs. Highlight of our trip to Cairns.

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

It was like stepping through a time warp into somewhere in Japan . The paraphernalia , all things Samurai , and the owner very passionate about what he collects and very generous with his knowledge and time . The admission price 10.00 !! You could...More

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John G, Owner at Samurai Gallery Australia, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Thankyou for your kind review. I am please to hear you enjoyed visiting Samurai Gallery Australia. Regards John

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Reviewed February 14, 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 10, 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

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Reviewed May 17, 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

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Reviewed April 5, 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 20, 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 12, 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

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