The Cairns Museum opened in style on Saturday the 8th of July. After a two-year closure during which much-needed renovations were completed, the newly refurbished museum is a breath of fresh air. The exhibits are arranged according to a theme with the top floor being dedicated to Traditional Owners. The second floor features the history of the tourism industry in Cairns and the city's involvement in WW2. The ground floor showcases photos of events that shaped the history of our town, such as the founding of the annual Cairns Show.
Local performers breathed life into these exhibits by appearing as historical figures such as cane cutters and early settlers. A band also played outside to welcome the 600 history enthusiasts lucky enough to secure tickets to the museum's opening.
The museum will be officially open to the public from Monday the 10th of July. Exhibits are open from 10am to 4pm six days a week, and admission prices are reasonable with families of up to five only paying $25, and individual adults paying $10.