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James Cook Museum – National Trust Property

Help the National Trust protect our heritage by undertaking a regular volunteer commitment!

The National Trust works to preserve and promote Australia’s indigenous, environmental, and built heritage and culture.

A huge number of positions are available across the state varying from front of house, food service and clerical roles to guiding, research, promotions and fundraising.

Volunteering at the National Trust is a fantastic way to meet new people, develop new skills and contribute to the history of your local community.

About this site: One of Cooktown’s significant buildings, today’s museum was the convent of St Mary when erected in the late 1880s. With its special connection to the navigator Lieutenant James Cook, the museum’s collection includes an Endeavour cannon, one of six jettisoned when Cook’s barque struck the Barrier Reef in 1770.

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