Cooktown History Centre, Cooktown

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  • This museum was once a school run by Irish nuns, given the sheer size of the place and the fact that it was built by hand at a time when there were no roads (Cooktown only just got sealed roads all th...  more »
  • On arrival was greeted by a very nice and knowledgable volunteer who explained a short version of what the displays are about. It is very well set out with the changes to the town highlighted with dat...  more »
  • You could spend hours here. Lots to read about Cooktown. It was a shame we couldn't visit the Museum . It's now closed Sunday and Monday. However the History centre was a great way to learn more about...  more »
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  • Anyone interested in going to Cooktown should visit the museum with its story of Cook's miraculous chance to repair his Endeavor there in 1770. It includes many artefacts including an anchor, canon and good clear history and maps. There is plenty of other history to that region shown including the Aboriginal life and the gold rushes. The building itself is a converted convent with an amazing narrow stairway for the girls to use. The building almost fell into disrepair before being rescued and restored. A side collection donated includes pre decimal coins except the 1930 penny. Staff very helpful. Small shop with relevant books, souvenirs and ice cream snacks etc. A good first start on arrival and on a hot day it's air conditioned. It could benefit with a small research area to sit and examine books, maps and documents. Maybe even a few more chairs and small outdoor seating. Cafe?
  • It really surprised me nice and organize.
  • Great display about early Cooktown. The old Convent has been lovingly restored. Very friendly and helpful staff.
  • Fantastic place to visit and read about thr local regions history.
  • Magnificent day spent there, so many interesting facts.

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