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.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.