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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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.
Acknowledgement of 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
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Museums use objects to tell stories – but which story and from whose perspective? From 23 July - 12 Nov, 2022
Our new exhibition features the diverse and beautiful tapa art of the Omie people, Oro Province, Papua New Guinea. From 21 May - 30 July,
This exhibition uncovers the hidden histories of the Chinese community of Ingham, 230 kilometres south of Cairns. Runs 19 Feb - 13 May, 2022