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James Cook Museum, Cooktown

(4.7/5 based on 300 reviews on the web)
A fascinating collection of artifacts and exhibits housed in a beautiful, colonnaded former convent, James Cook Museum recalls the history of Cooktown and Captain James Cook, from whom the town gained its name. The museum’s collection includes the original anchor of Cook’s ship, HMS Endeavour, as well as a number of items and stories from the town’s early residents. The story of Cook’s arrival in the region is also told from the Aboriginal perspective. Plan to see James Cook Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cooktown vacation builder.
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  • Small but very nice, worth a visit. Friendly helpful staff, more to see than James Cook. Old historic building 
  • 博物馆的建筑我非常的喜欢,特别是楼梯,里面展出了一系列的关于修女,库克船长,中国淘金人,土著人的各种生活物件,照片等等,非常好的可以看到200年前我们的先人们在这篇土地上奋斗的历程。 
  • Very informative about cook landing and original building. History of the different cultures that visited the area. Ladies extremely helpful and informative 
  • Fantastic museum with many unexpected surprises. Well worth a visit!
  • Very interesting and informative. Worth the visit and prices reasonable.
  • Comprehensive mix of Capt Cook and local post 1770 history
  • Seeing James Cook's actual anchor was enough to make 4 stars and the rest of the displays plus helpful staff make it 5!
  • Amazing, simply a must do in Cooktown.