Cairns Museum

Galleries, Museums and Collections

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.

Situated in the central business district of Cairns, the air-conditioned Museum’s incredible collection holds the secrets and memories of the people, places, events and changing environment of Far North Queensland.

Housed in a quintessential tropical building with a traditional wraparound verandah, Cairns Museum is the coming together of old and new. Its contemporary interior, spread over three levels offers fluid spaces and modern amenities.

The Museum’s friendly local guides look forward to sharing their insights into Cairns history, lifestyle and cultures with you.


Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Caters for vision impairment Wheelchair access


Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


From AU$12.00

Adults $15
Concession $12
Family (2 Adults plus 2 children) $30

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