DISCOVER CAIRNS PAST & PRESENT

Offering a snapshot of our fascinating, beautiful, dynamic frontier region and its people, Cairns Museum’s incredible collection holds the secrets and memories of the people, places, events and changing environment of Far North Queensland.

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visit us

Plan your visit with useful information on what to do, where to find us and opening times.

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exhibits

Learn, play, explore and be excited at Cairns Museum with interactive, engaging and fun displays.

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kids & families

Keep the kids entertained with Cairns Museum’s great range of inclusive kids and family activities.

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CAIRNS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Making history accessible for current and future generations. The
Cairns Historical Society has nurtured the collections on display at
Cairns Museum, led research into the region’s past and continues to
preserve this remarkable history for generations to come.

WELCOME TO COUNTRY

The Cairns Historical Society + Cairns Museum respectfully acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we stand and we extend our respect to all First Nations Peoples across Cairns, Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait.

CAIRNS MUSEUM EVENTS AND NEWS

LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
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The Cairns Museum has amazing stories to share about living in the tropics.

Stories of heat, sweat and hard work. Of cane, railways, rainforests and reefs. Of White Australia, Aboriginal resistance and European isolation. Tales of tourists, hippies and local celebrations, amidst humidity, cyclones, toads, mould and mozzies.

Come in and discover the real Cairns!
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
explore

visit us

The Cairns Museum has amazing stories to share about living in the tropics.

Stories of heat, sweat and hard work. Of cane, railways, rainforests and reefs. Of White Australia, Aboriginal resistance and European isolation. Tales of tourists, hippies and local celebrations, amidst humidity, cyclones, toads, mould and mozzies.

Come in and discover the real Cairns!
LATEST NEWS AND EVENTS
explore

visit us

The Cairns Museum has amazing stories to share about living in the tropics.

Stories of heat, sweat and hard work. Of cane, railways, rainforests and reefs. Of White Australia, Aboriginal resistance and European isolation. Tales of tourists, hippies and local celebrations, amidst humidity, cyclones, toads, mould and mozzies.

Come in and discover the real Cairns!
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