Museums

Cook Shire Visitor Information Centre

Welcome to the remote, unspoilt beauty of Cape York Peninsula. Captain Cook's arrival on the banks of the Endeavour River in 1770 led to his first recorded meaningful contact and reconciliation with Aboriginal people. Discover this unique history and Cooktown's colourful past on a stroll around town...

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Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery

Natures Powerhouse - Visitor Information Centre Cooktown

The Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery displays the only collection of original botanical illustrations of flora from the region. Many plants can be found in the adjoining Botanic Gardens. Nature’s Powerhouse also hosts a wide range of community events and activities including concerts, corporate functions...

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Cooktown History Centre

Cooktown History Centre

Award winning History Display Learn about our history through stories, photos,interactive displays, murals and oral histories. Our current display tells the story of Cooktown Through the Years. Find out about our historic railway, early roads, cyclones and other disasters, early families a...