Located in the centre of Cooktown, the James Cook Museum has wonderful interpretive signage and displays detailing first hand accounts from the journals of Captain Cook's crew on the terrors of the shipwreck of the HMB Endeavour which led to them staying for over 2 months on the banks of the Endeavour River in 1770.
Look out for the original anchor and cannons from the Endeavour.
The museum also has displays of Aboriginal artefacts, relics from the Gold rush and a chinese section, as well as exhibitions of life in the early days of Cooktown's history.
Allow at least 2 hours to fully appreciate this National trust treasure, there is a small gift shop on site.
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