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Cairns Museum 12 Month Pass | From $ 26

Special Expires 31 Mar 2020

Cairns Museum Local Year Pass includes free membership to the Cairns Historical Society plus all these benefits:

12 months free access to the Research Centre
12 months free entry to the Cairns Museum
Monthly bulletins of local history
Bi-m... More
Cairns Museum Local Year Pass includes free membership to the Cairns Historical Society plus all these benefits:

12 months free access to the Research Centre
12 months free entry to the Cairns Museum
Monthly bulletins of local history
Bi-monthly newsletters to keep up to date with Society matters
Invitations to all CHS events and excursions.

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE:
Individual: $26.50
Family: $43
Student: $21.50

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Dressed to Impress Workshop: Storing Your Wedding Dress | $ 40

Special Expires 30 Mar 2019

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN - BE QUICK: ONLY 12 PLACES PER WORKSHOP AVAILABLE
It was the most important item at your wedding – apart from your partner of course – but now your beautiful bridal gown is unceremoniously shoved under the bed, hidden away in... More
BOOKINGS NOW OPEN - BE QUICK: ONLY 12 PLACES PER WORKSHOP AVAILABLE
It was the most important item at your wedding – apart from your partner of course – but now your beautiful bridal gown is unceremoniously shoved under the bed, hidden away in a wardrobe or even the star of the kids’ dress-up box.That will all change with Cairns Museum offering former brides an opportunity to resurrect their wedding dresses and correctly store them for a prettier posterity.

The workshops are part of the Museum’s current Dressed to Impress fashion exhibition and aim to give participants techniques to store their dress properly - covering packaging basics and how to keep your garment as perfect as the day you floated down the aisle.
They are co-hosted by Sorenson Art Conservation, with support from the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). The expert advice will cover the characteristics and environmental sensitivities of different fabrics and features of wedding gowns and veils such as lace, silk, sequins and beads.
It will equip attendees with the knowledge needed to safely store their precious and probably pricey wedding gown including where to order a textile box and packing materials. No cleaning or conservation treatment will be undertaken at the workshop. Attendees are invited to bring one wedding gown and one veil only to the workshop.

Two lucky participants will also WIN the chance to have their wedding dress professionally packed during the course of the workshop.

Participation costs $40 and there are two sessions:
March 28 - 5.30pm to 8.30pm
March 30 - 2pm to 5pm
Both sessions will be held at Cairns Museum.

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About Cairns Museum

CAIRNS MUSEUM

MUSEUM + HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Cairns Museum has amazing stories to share about living in the tropics.

Stories of heat, sweat and hard work. Of cane, railways, rainforests and reefs. Of White Australia, Aboriginal resistance and European isolation. Tales of tourists, hippies and local celebrations, amidst humidity, cyclones, toads, mould and mozzies.

The Cairns Museum showcases the Cairns Historical Society’s amazing collection of objects, photographs and archival records. This collection holds the secrets and memories of the people, places, events and changing the environment of Cairns and Far North Queensland.

Come in and discover the real Cairns! 

ADMISSION PRICES

  • Adult: $10
  • Child (under 14): $5
  • Family (2 parents or grandparents + 3 kids): $25
  • Pensioner/Senior/Concession: $8
  • Members: FREE

CAIRNS HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Cairns Museum is owned and operated by the Cairns Historical Society.

The Society's extensive archival and photographic collections are open to anyone with a research interest in Cairns or Far North Queensland.

If you have an interest in history, you need to visit the Cairns Museum and the CHS Research Centre at the Cairns School of Arts

MEMBERSHIP

The Cairns Historical Society is a membership organisation. Your annual membership helps pay for the materials we need to develop, conserve and interpret our nationally significant collection.

CHS MEMBERS RECEIVE:

  • 12 months free entry to the Cairns Museum
  • 12 months free access to the Research Centre
  • Monthly bulletins of local history
  • Bi-monthly newsletters to keep up to date with Society matters
  • Invitations to all CHS events and excursions

CURRENT MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE:

  • Individual: $25
  • Family: $40
  • Student: $20

News By Cairns Museum

PADDY BETHEL: AN EARLY NORTH QUEENSLAND PIONEER OF TRANSPORT AND HAULAGE

PADDY BETHEL: AN EARLY NORTH QUEENSLAND PIONEER OF TRANSPORT AND HAULAGE

By Cairns Museum

31 Oct 2018

Clive Skarott AM



On March 5th 1901, the year Australia became a Federation, at Mareeba, a son was born to James and

Frances Emily Bethel (nee Williams) of Biboohra. The fourth child, but first son, was named James Patrick

(later popularly known as Paddy Bethel). He was a twin and his sister twin was Florence (Florrie) who

became the wife of Patrick (Paddy) Lynch of Mareeba. Paddy Bethel was to become one of North

Queensland’s trail blazer haulage and transport contractors.

 


New Exhibition "Recent Acquisitions" - now open

New  Exhibition

By Cairns Museum

12 Oct 2018

Why is a 2000-year-old coin from ancient Egypt relevant to Cairns?  Who cares about an old hat?  What on earth is MUIOOF?  Come and find out what the Cairns Museum collects and why, in our new exhibition 'Recent Acquisitions'.  Free with Museum entry



Gregg Anderson's hat,  Cairns


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Cairns Museum Reviews

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0 Lisa L

If you would like a really authentic museum experience this is where you will get it! The tour guides are as old as the exhibits and brimming with actual knowledge and experience of the pieces they love to educate about.

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0 Gordon G

The museum is currently being refurbished and re-opens in 2017 with new displays but the collections are still available for research. The society has one of the most extensive photographic collections of any regional museum/ historical society. The range of other documentary material is also impressive for local history buffs. Volunteers do an incredible job at helping gather material.


Events By Cairns Museum

Dressed to Impress

08 Mar 2019 10:00:00 - 07 Jun 2019 16:00:00

Fabulous Far North Fashion on Show at Cairns Museum Museums in the Cairns region have come together to showcase some fabulous frocks and textile treasures in a new exhibition Dressed to Impress. The exhibition will open on Friday, March 8 at the Cairns Museum.

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Dressed to Impress Workshop: Storing Your Wedding Dress

28 Mar 2019 17:30:00 - 28 Mar 2019 20:30:00

It was the most important item at your wedding – apart from your partner of course – but now your beautiful bridal gown is unceremoniously shoved under the bed, hidden away in a wardrobe or even the star of the kids’ dress-up box. That will all change with Cairns Museum offering former brides an...

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How to get to Cairns Museum

Cnr Lake and Shields Streets Cairns QLD 4870


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Cnr Lake and Shields Streets Cairns QLD 4870


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