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“Museum closed 2014, Library alternative good” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Cairns Historical Society Museum

Cairns Historical Society Museum
13 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4051 5582
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Ranked #55 of 104 things to do in Cairns
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Museum closed 2014, Library alternative good”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Closed until January 2015”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
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“The Unexpected”
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.

Visited September 2013
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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“historically phantasmogorical!”
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!!!

Visited November 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Charming”
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 gorgeous old Queenslander building, I would recommend you pop in and have a look. You can also sit on the upper floor balcony and watch the rest of Cairns go by!

Visited June 2013
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Thank Katrina B
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