History Highlights Tour

45mins Highlights Tour and 45mins free exploration time.

At the Cairns Museum, we love to showcase our rich and diverse history and bring to life engaging stories and events of times gone by to all ages, including all curious minds! Your tour at the Cairns Museum will be guided by volunteers, who are familiar with the many stories in and around our Museum. They are happy to engage and take questions along the way.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary
$12.00 Concession

English Learning

45mins Highlights Tour and 45mins free exploration time.

Students of all ages will engage with the stories and diverse social history of far North Queensland at Cairns Museum to understand and learn English. Explore and complete activity sheets designed for different levels of English. All students should bring along a pencil and clipboard to complete the activity sheets.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary
$12.00 Concession

CURRICULUM V9 Years 1 - 5

A Changing World

Discover cultural, environmental, generational and technological changes over time across far north Queensland.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary

CURRICULUM V9 Years 5 - 10

From Colony to Nation

Find out about what happened on the journey from colony to nationhood around far north Queensland.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary

CURRICULUM V9 Years 4 - 10

Migration to FNQ

Cairns and far north Queensland is a place built on diverse racial and economic migration experiences. Our galleries are packed with interesting stories, photographs and artefacts which outline why migrants came to Cairns, their causes for migration and the impact their arrival had on First Nations and the environment.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary

CURRICULUM V9 Years 4 - 10

Then and Now

Explore the Cairns Museum and discover and reflect on the past and how it is different or similar to present.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary

CURRICULUM V9 Years 1 - 5

First Nations of FNQ

Step back in time to learn about First Nation people’s connection to culture, country, and place through exploration of attitudes to land and seascapes, the environment as well as the disruption caused by colonial settlement.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary

CURRICULUM V9 Years 2 - 10

Local Heroes

From the ordinary to extraordinary, enjoy learning about Cairns and districts ‘local heroes’: individuals and communities, who contributed to diversity and Society across far north Queensland.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary

CURRICULUM V9 Years 4 - 10

The Environment and Us

Past to present, attitudes towards use of local landscape and environment have changed over time. Learn about connection to Country, taming the landscape, use of natural resources, the conservation movement and rise of local environmental tourism, as you explore the Environment and Us at the Cairns Museum.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary

CURRICULUM V9 Years 7 - 10

Unsettled History

Learn about unsettled history, the continuous connection to Country felt by First Nations people of the north and prominent advocates for community and Country.

$7.00 Primary
$10.00 Secondary/Tertiary