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.
Plan your visit with useful information on what to do, where to find us and opening times.
Learn, play, explore and be excited at Cairns Museum with interactive, engaging and fun displays.
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.
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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Growing up in the Tropics
Growing up in the tropics is a unique experience. We invite you to reflect on your childhood in this new exhibition.
Beach Couture: A Haute Mess
We don’t know what will remain of us centuries from now but one thing is certain: there will be plastic, lots of plastic. From 18
1 x 4 one object / four stories
Museums use objects to tell stories – but which story and from whose perspective? From 23 July - 12 Nov, 2022
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!