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James Cook Museum, Cooktown
(4.6/5 based on 280+ 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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  • This Museum is a 'National Trust' Museum. I think it would be one of the best Museums outside of any Capitol City. It contains the Goldfields, the Chinese , Indigenous and the Endeavour collections, I...  more »
  • Excellent, so much to see beautiful building very well done, great displays so much to see, staff were excellent 
  • Firstly, in case you're wondering, the visitor information is inside the museum entrance. We read that it was at the gardens on a tourism website. Secondly, the entrance is around the side of the buil...  more »
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  • 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.