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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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Address: 19 Conacher St | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8999 8201
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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

The fierce Cyclone Tracey that devastated Darwin in 1974 is chillingly...

The fierce Cyclone Tracey that devastated Darwin in 1974 is chillingly re-enacted inside this museum's "Black Room." Situated in a tropical garden, the museum also houses Aboriginal, Southeast Asian and Oceanic art.

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great museum for free

We had a day left in Darwin so we went to this museum ("it is free, so no problem if it is not good") and we were really surprised. It doesn't get boring, because there are so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a day left in Darwin so we went to this museum ("it is free, so no problem if it is not good") and we were really surprised. It doesn't get boring, because there are so many different topics. Have a look at the Cyclone Tracy exhibition! What we really liked is that there are many arts from younger... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit to get a good idea of what Darwin is about. Great variety of exhibits and very well presented. Love taking visitors there as part of introduction to Darwin. Really interesting and informative re cyclone Tracey. Cafe a little overpriced but food is nice and a great view from the balcony.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good few hours. Set out well. Friendly staff and a really lovely cafe. A bit disappointed in the marine section. Most boats are Indonesian. Children's area could have a few more things to do

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small museum but so many exhibits to see. The Cyclone Tracey exhibit excellent. So many stories. Lots of photos. This was the main reason we visited. Lots of painting exhibits. So much to see you could spend hours just wandering around. The museum also has an amazing cafe. The food is to die for. We had the Charcuiterie platter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting place to visit and take any visitors from out of town. Thoroughly enjoy all the exhibitions on display.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this museum and art gallery mainly for the Cyclone Tracy exhibit and it didn't disappoint. The audio runs on a loop continually and is very interesting listening to peoples first hand account of the day. The photos and news clips from that day are very interesting. There is also other parts to this place but we only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a wonderful place to visit. It has it all! Great natural history information, with amazingly well mounted and well curated layouts. The displays were beautiful. The art exhibitions were also great, I loved wandering the exhibition halls and seeing the great collection fo Australian art. The Aborginal collection was particularly memorable. There was an interesting exhibit about... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, plenty to cast your eyes on. Couldn't take it all in with the few hours we had. Definitely need a few days or a few visits to check out. Worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent exhibitions - from the type of jellyfish to watch out for to the damage caused by cyclone Tracy in 1974. Good for all ages

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring time. Very good to understand the story of cyclone Tracey that hit Darwin 1974. Museum have a cafe you could have lunch. We did not try it found it a bit overpriced for only lunch.

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