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Samurai Gallery Australia

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Many interesting samurai artifacts

We spent an hour here among a great collection of swords and other exhibits. The museum is run by... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amazing collection

The place is well organized. I was enraptured by the amazing art, swords, armour and accessories... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Maxwell C
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Samurai Gallery Australia is a private collection of Authentic Japanese Samurai Artefacts. Australia's only full time gallery dedicated to the Japanese crafts and arts of the Samurai. A must visit for anyone interested in history. Displaying Swords...more
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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20/22 Shields St | Level 1 - First Floor, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 417 642 921
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an hour here among a great collection of swords and other exhibits. The museum is run by the guy who collected them and he is happy to give additional info if asked.

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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The place is well organized. I was enraptured by the amazing art, swords, armour and accessories presented. Highly recommend a visit if you are interested in anything Samurai related!

Thank Maxwell C
John G, Owner at Samurai Gallery Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thankyou for your review Maxwell .I,m pleased you enjoyed visiting Samurai Gallery Regards John

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

What a find, easy walk from cruise terminal, fabulous collection of all Samurai culture. A must for history buffs. Highlight of our trip to Cairns.

1  Thank Cruisers888
Reviewed 7 June 2018

It was like stepping through a time warp into somewhere in Japan . The paraphernalia , all things Samurai , and the owner very passionate about what he collects and very generous with his knowledge and time . The admission price 10.00 !! You could...More

1  Thank diamonddragon887
John G, Owner at Samurai Gallery Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Thankyou for your kind review. I am please to hear you enjoyed visiting Samurai Gallery Australia. Regards John

Reviewed 15 February 2018

This is a find. A dealer in rare and beautiful samurai swords and paraphernalia in Australia, selling to the world from a small museum in the Cairns CBD. The collection of Samurai swords is beautiful. The stories behind the Samurai tradition well told. This is...More

1  Thank CinynChris
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Super disappointed! I was really keen to go, and double checked the opening hours about 5 times but at 11:30 on Tuesday the door was still firmly shut. I called up, and they're no longer open on Tuesdays- it would have been nice if they'd...More

1  Thank issled
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Lots to see and heeps of information. And all of that for only 10 bucks. It was very well sorted and the owner was very ambitious in sharing all his knowledge with you.

2  Thank Hank R
Reviewed 9 May 2017

if you are interested in Samurai and Japanese culture, this is a very well laid out, researched and informative museum. The owner was very well informed and passionate about this subject. A wide variety of interesting and rare swords and weapons. The owner was also...More

1  Thank Fergus_Bam
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you have an interest in Japanese history and the weapons or life of the Samurai this is an absolute must. The quality of the exhibits and information is second to none. This is made all the better by the expert knowledge of the owner...More

1  Thank Neil S
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Just a heads up for you guys :) I happened to walk by the museum, but was not able to enter. There was a note on the door saying that they are closed till 18th of April. I was kinda disappointed but hey, what can...More

2  Thank Marja A
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