Cairns School of Arts is a heritage-listed former school of arts and now the Cairns Museum at 93-105 Lake Street, Cairns City, Cairns, Cairns Region, Queensland, Australia. It was designed by Tunbridge, Tunbridge & Lynch and built from 1907 to 1941 by Hanson & Sons. It was added to the Queensland Heritage Register on 21 October 1992.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Fran Cádiz | Apr 21, 2018
Interesting museum if you want to know more about cairn's history, it's new and beautiful. We had a very lovely volunteer, Fran, she was very passionate and easy to follow, she gave us nice explanations about the important people in the history of cairns, how was work in the past (sugar cane etc), tourism...we learned lot of things! We recommend this museum! Thanks!
Coralie Kieken | Jun 15, 2018
A very interesting museum, and quite cheap ! I was very well welcomed from everyone, and we had a guided visit from Deborah, thank you so much again ! Everyone was so nice and the veranda is very comfortable, you can get a refreshing glass of water perfumed with lemon and mint and enjoy a nice vue on the citie. I highly recommend !
Mr Me Seets | Apr 12, 2018
I visited the Melbourne Museum a couple of weeks earlier where exhibits were interactive and placed you in the moment so Cairns Museum in comparison came up short. It had excellent information but it required a lot of reading. More interactive exhibits would have improved the experience
John Pelgrave | May 17, 2018
Generally speaking a really good place to visit and kill some time learning all about the history of Cairns
Shane Scott | Jan 19, 2018
Came to Palm Cove for three weeks in the wet season and surprise surprise we got 300mm of rain in 24 hours. What do with the family for the day when you have little ones wanting to burn off some energy. Did some googling and thought might go check out Cairns Museum, not sure what it will be like but glad we did. When you first arrive you don't realize what is on offer when you start on the second floor. The further you go through the more you find. Even found out where the term Furphy came from. Much more to this place than I first expected when I walked in. We spent over two hours here. Even sat out on the balcony and kids had fun with coloring competition and arts and crafts supplied while enjoying the balmy weather from under cover while eating some fruit we had brought with us. The staff are passionate as they are volunteers and really engaging. One offersed to get the tiger shark jaws down for a photo which my daughter loved. Then got her in a little sailing boat and rocked it around to simulate the ocean. Definitely worth the extreamly reasonable entrance price. Recommended for a rainy day excursion.
Jennifer Fehr | Jul 11, 2018
Great historical information here, well laid out with lots of interesting artifacts. The many varied perspectives on pioneer life in Cairns were interesting. The flow of the galleries was confusing, however, as we were directed to take the elevator by one staff member - another staff member told us in the first gallery where to start only after ~15 minutes (had we taken the stairs we'd have started at the right place). I found the staff in the exhibits too chatty as well, both to me and to each other.
H Yooon | Jul 7, 2018
Small but great place to learn about Cairns Volunteers were all friendly, helpful and informative - loved the tour and conversation with them I spent all day in this museum until the announcement for closing time - but still could not finish all because they have full of interesting things! Highly recommend for people wants to know/learn where they are travelling. - I believe all locals have already been to
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