Very interesting place for a history enthusiast. It was well presented very clear and comprehensive.
About James Cook Museum
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We found this a very good museum explaining Cook's journey and tribulations in this area. Allow plenty of time here to read the displays fully. Adjoining this museum is another museum displaying the areas history. Once again allow yourself time to fully enjoy.
Capt James Cook, well I don't have to tell anyone who he really is, we all know what he did back in 1700's. so pop into the museum it is worth a visit. This place is informative and dripping in history all housed in a...More
This is a wonderful museum housed in a heritage1898 former convent with a stunning modern new extension at the rear - a clever blend of old and new. The original cannon and anchor plus other artefacts from The Endeavour are housed here. There are many...More
Cooktown is an historic town with more to do then first thought. The town is scenically beautiful Grassy Hill is one of the best lookouts in Queensland. The James Cook. museum is very well done and has the actual anchor from Cook's ship, Endeavour. There...More
Housed in the former school and convent established by the Sisters of Mercy in the 1880s, the museum further widened my already wide eyes. The building itself was saved from demolition in 1969 and a rapid restoration allowed its opening by Queen Elizabeth in April...More
I could've spent hours going through all the exhibits, especially upstairs. Very informative captions to most of the displays and there's even more material stored in large drawers that are worth a look through. Explaining historical events (e.g. Cook at Endeavour river, Battle Camp, etc)...More