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Museums, Art and Cultural Galleries

Cooktown and Cape York Peninsula have a rich aboriginal cultural heritage and colonial history. Today several museums, rock art galleries, art galleries and cultural centres allow visitors to discover the region's history and artistic talent.

James Cook Museum

The National Trust James Cook Museum is a living history of Far North Queensland

Endeavour replica

The Old Bank

The Old Bank and the Archive and Research Centre are goldmines of historical information

Cooktown museum

Quinkan & Regional Cultural Centre

The Laura Visitor Information Centre details the incredible Quinkan Country

Laura museum

Hopevale Arts and Cultural Centre

The HopeVale Arts & Cultural Centre is at the heart of Guguu Yimithirr culture

Students dancing

Vera Scarth-Johnson Gallery

Local artist Vera Scarth-Johnson has an exhibition at Nature's Powerhouse

Vera Scarth Johnson

Cooktown School of Art Soc

The gallery showcases local talent in a variety of mediums and styles

Cooktown art gallery

Black Cockatoo Gallery

Ross Franzi's wildlife art gallery in Bloomfield

Bloomfield art gallery

What's Happening

Down Under Exhibition by Lisa Dalla Rosa at the Black Cockatoo Gallery from April 10-May 31

Ross Franzi master workshop Brisbane from May 27-31

Cooktown Art Competition at the Elizabeth Guzsely Gallery from June 6-14