Ben Cropp Shipwreck Museum

Housed in the Pier Marketplace, the museum contains a large collection of historic shipwreck relics from many ships, including relics of the famous "Pandora"; relics from Cook's "Endeavour"; and continuous films of Ben Cropp's adventures.

Address: 
Pier Marketplace, Cairns, QLD
Tel: 
0740310102
Hours: 
9am-5pm daily seven days
Admission: 
Adults $5, Children $2, Concession $4
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access; toilets nearby; tours by appointment; museum shop, group and educational concessions
Collection: 
Estimate over 1,000 items. Historical relics from shipwrecks on the North Eastern Australian coast. Maritime diving displays, undersea simulation, Ben Cropp's Wild Australia series videos run continuously. Relics and displays related to shipwrecks of Yongala, Pandora, Purpoise, Cambus Wallace, Aahrus, Eastern Argosy, Sun, Titanic, Batavia, Zeeyk. The display also incorporates information on pearling, details of the 1899 cyclone disaster, divers helmet, hand air pump, and a dinghy from the lugger 'Kailag', as well as anecdotal information from the early 1900's.
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Items

Ballast Rocks

Pig Iron

Description:
From 'Endeavour' beaching by Cpt. James Cook in 1786 at Cooktown

Tureen, Bottles

Description:
Silver soup tureen, bottles and objects from "Cambus Wallace" wreck

Cannon

Description:
41b cannon from Charles Eaton wreck, 1834
Date:
1834

Coins

Guilders

Creator:
Dutch
Description:
From Batavia Wreck 1629
Date:
1629

Cannon Balls

12lb

Description:
Wreck of Mathew Flinders "Porpoise" 1803
Date:
1803