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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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Good place for native art

Good place to review Australian art. Recommended but watch the opening times and cant get crowded for Darwin if a tour bus arrives.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Keith G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place to review Australian art. Recommended but watch the opening times and cant get crowded for Darwin if a tour bus arrives.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very easy to while away several hours without realizing it. We always tell our visitors to check out this museum. Its free and air conditioned ...bonus!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a dedicated must for tourists. It's a huge museum with the added benefit of having an art gallery to view. We loved the cyclone Tracy exhibition which was very insightful and reminded us of the horrible devastation back on that fateful day. Kids would love looking at certain items with the animal and boat exhibitions being standouts. Extremely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Free entry and a must for any visitor to Darwin. Well laid out and the art can be spectacular particularly when Aboriginal Art awards are on. All exhibit extremely well laid out. Well worth it

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

Our family of 4 at the time left here feeling like "really, is that it?" Not much at all in the museum or art gallery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There's lots of different things to see and different collections to go through. Free entry was also a bonus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were in Darwin for a quick 2 day visit in the wet season. A lot of attractions aren't open because of the weather but we loved the museum. In fact we visited twice over our 2 days stay. The Cyclone Tracy and Indigenous art exhibitions are must sees. There's also the bonus of a great cafe and shop -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Air conditioned so a welcome relief to the heat and humidity. Art work is very nice to wander through and see. The exhibition on Cyclone Tracey was very well done paying respect to all involved, and worth taking time to go through and read all the information on. Added to this, a nice outdoor café to settle into once you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful collection of things to tell the story of the Northern Territory, its history, people and environment.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited there with my family and we were impressed with the collection such as aboriginal arts, ships, etc. Sweetheart - what a amazing size!

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