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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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Address: Conacher Street | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8999 8201
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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A Diverse Mix of Interests Under the One Roof

There are numerous spots in Darwin where you can check out indigenous art; past history including colonial days, WW2 Japanese bombing and Cyclone Tracy; prehistoric and present... read more

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Kiama, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are numerous spots in Darwin where you can check out indigenous art; past history including colonial days, WW2 Japanese bombing and Cyclone Tracy; prehistoric and present fauna and marine life (not live); items of maritime interest; and the Top End’s link to SE Asia, but this place brings them all together under one roof. And some roof it is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A small museum with some wonderful examples of local indigenous art as well as some modern and masters works. Great Cyclone Tracey display and of course the famous "sweetheart " crocodile.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good place to visit. It's free and it's great to spent some time here. Great collection of Indigenous Art, well collected exhibition of native fauna.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The enthusiasm and dedication of those who put this museum together shone through. It's not very big and won't take very long to go round but the exhibits are well constructed and we learned a lot that we hadn't previously known about Darwin in WW2 and also about Cyclone Tracey. The restaurant also did a decent gluten free carrot cake.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum is always a fabulous visit. The annual Telstra Indigenous Art Awards each August is one of my must see items every year. Quality diversity of works is brilliant. Cyclone Tracy exhibit is very interesting too. There is a great collection of Aboriginal art and tools on dispaly, which is certain to benefit International visitors

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful art and large gallery. As had 8 year old child, staff offered for child to do question and answer sheet to earn lucky dip but was extremely hard for a child at this age. A younger/easier version would have been more enjoyable for our child. Had lunch outside on the balcony overlooking the beach, absolutely stunning and relaxing. They... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were actually sheltering here from a storm on my motorbike trip and we thought why not have a look inside. Actually really enjoyed my visit! Out of respect I didn't take any photos but I thought it was a nice modern museum with excellent exhibits. Glad it rained after all!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit as it gives a good insight to the history of the local area and the flayed and fauna. Good background on the impact of WW11 and Japanese attacks and the Cyclone of 1974 which devastated the town. Enjoyed it. Travelled via hop on hop off bus.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the Darwin Museum and Art Gallery. The static display id pretty good, the massive croc is always aa treat - push the button and hear what a croc sounds like! Great relaxing day, it's free and there are often visiting displays and exhibitions.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It isnt very big but it was nice to walk around. It was interesting to learn about cyclone tracey. It was enjoyable

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