Cairns Visitors Information Guide
Tropical Far North Queensland

Cairns Museum

The Cairns Museum is located on the corner of Shields and Lake Streets. The museum is housed in the historic Old School of Arts Building. The museum has a number of collections and provides a diversity of material depicting the development of Cairns into the cosmopolitan city it is today.

A small entry fee is charged as the museum is operated on a voluntary basis and receives no financial assistance. The museum also operates a souvenir and gift shop that has a wide selection of historical books, gift and souvenirs.


Cairns Museum Opening Times & Entrance Fees

The museum is open from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and after hours by appointment.

Admission fees are:

  • $5 Adult
  • $2 School Children
  • $12 Family (2 Adults and children under 17)



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