Interactions on the Endeavour River CooktownNational Trust of Australia (Queensland)

Interactions on the Endeavour River Cooktown

Housed in a stunning nineteenth century former convent, the James Cook Museum in Cooktown is one of Queensland’s best museums, showcasing the fascinating history of this remarkable town.

A rare, nineteenth century brick building constructed during the 1880s boom James Cook Museum now houses many rich and varied exhibits.
The Endeavour Gallery gives a fascinating insight into the seven weeks Captain James Cook and his crew spent at the site of modern Cooktown, repairing their ship after a catastrophic grounding on nearby Endeavour Reef. The Endeavour Gallery not only explores the fight for survival Cook and his men faced on the reef, it also documents the many discoveries made by the ship’s scientific team during their enforced stay at the Endeavour River. Integral to Australian history and cultural identity is the interaction between Cook and the local Guugu Yimithiir people – the most extensive he experienced in Australia – and this story is told from both perspectives.

Event dates

Event Details

James Cook Museum, 50 Helen Street, Cooktown, Queensland

21 April to 29 April: 9am to 4pm
1 May to 21 May: Open daily 9am to 4pm

Entry fees:
Adults $10, Children $3, Concession $8, Family $23, Members $0.
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:

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