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The Cooktown Discovery Festival will be complemented this year by Wild and Windy Cooktown - a community celebration offering a wide range of local activities

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Experience the History

Experience the history

Presented by national trust

Saturday 16 June, 12-5pm
 James Cook Museum, Cnr Helen & Furneaux Streets, Cooktown

Overview:
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 and is where you can view an original anchor and cannon from Cook’s HMB Endeavour!

In a Discovery Festival first, we are linking with the National Trust to open the doors of the Museum to Discovery Festival visitors.

The program of events is under development so check back here soon for more details.

Activities will likely include:

  • Guided tours of the museum
  • Expert lectures on Cook’s story
  • Hands on history activities for the kids

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