Cooktown Museum

The Cooktown Museum is set in a stunning nineteenth-century convent, and houses an original anchor and cannon from the HMB Endeavour, and an extensive collection of local Guugu Yimithiir artefacts.
The museum tells the story of the interaction between Captain James Cook and the indigenous people – it is a story that is integral to Australian history, told from both perspectives, and is the first recorded act of Reconciliation.

The museum showcases the fascinating heritage of Cooktown – set on the banks of the Endeavour River, and the gateway to stunning Cape York.


Plan your Visit

Cooktown Museum


Cnr Helen & Furneaux Street
Cooktown 4895 QLD


Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 1pm

07 4069 5386
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