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Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct

61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 1120
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Araluen cultural precinct was an Excellent place to spend an afternoon. The geological information... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Esposito B
Melbourne, Australia

Well done Alice Springs. Please allow yourself time to visit this wonderful collection of museums... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janelle R
sunshine coast
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The Araluen Cultural Precinct is home to some of the most significant artistic, cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs and provides a unique visitor experience, encompassing Central Australia’s key cultural institutions and collections. In its four galleries and 500 seat theatre, the Araluen Arts Centre presents an annual program of exhibitions, theatre, and film. The Araluen Galleries showcase the beginning and continuing development of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement, particularly of the Central and Western Desert. The Araluen Art Collection includes significant original watercolours by Albert Namatjira in his artistic response to the Central Australian landscape. A “keeping place of stories”, the Araluen Cultural Precinct offers a rich experience set amongst important Arrernte sites significant to the local Arltyerre (Dreaming) including yaye (Big sister hill), yaye akweke (Little sister hill) and a sacred 300-year-old corkwood tree.
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61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 1120
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Araluen cultural precinct was an Excellent place to spend an afternoon. The geological information in the museum and the Aboriginal art works and stories in the gallery were a great precursor to our Larapinta trek.

Thank Esposito B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well done Alice Springs. Please allow yourself time to visit this wonderful collection of museums. The Central museum with an amazing collection of fossils and information on geology and meteorites was outstanding. The arts museum features some Albert Namatijra works in a special display. A...More

Thank Janelle R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed the exhibits and in particular we enjoyed the collection of Albert Namatjira's works they have. Included in your ticket is the aviation museum and the museum of central Australia. We found these two museums very informative

Thank sala5000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This large Cultural Precinct comprises 4 Art Galleries. The Albert Namatjira Gallery features works by Indigenous artists and a good selection of Albert Namatjira's works including the water colour "Haasts Bluff" commissioned for the Melbourne Olympic games. The Museum of Central Australia has a very...More

Thank Wally H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The art gallery has on display a collection of watercolours featuring the Albert Namatjira school. There are several pieces of Albert's work which are excellent. The rest of the gallery is OK but not overly exciting. Central Crafts is a shop beside the art gallery...More

Thank travelwriter2016
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived here mid afternoon and I regret not having arrived in the morning to allow more time. We very much enjoyed the art galleries but what I truly enjoyed was the museum that had samples of meteorites and demonstrations of their impact on landforms,...More

Thank chballarat
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a must see when in Alice. We spent an hour enjoying the surrounds and the three art exhibitions on when we were there. and found the gift shop was very good also. .We should have allowed another hour!

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Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Alice Springs: Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for visiting the Araluen Cultural Precinct Tambo. We're glad to hear you had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 14 August 2017

Great place to get an overview of history, indigenous art and geology for those interested. I think this would be very helpful for tourists from outside of Australia.

Thank Andrea P
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Very interesting with a variety of indigenous art gallery, aviation and natural history museum and also a great cafe. Glad we visited!!

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Located close to Alice Springs CBD this cultural centre has a number of different attractions in various seperaqte buildings. Stunning array of aboriginal art in its gallery, Beanie head wear exhibit, sculpture garden. In another building you use audio head sets to explore the beginning...More

Thank Peter V
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24 May 2017|
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Response from Lisa-Marie R | Property representative |
Hi Sylvia, It costs $10 for seniors to access the Araluen Cultural Precinct. This includes the Araluen Arts Centre Galleries, the Museum of Central Australia and the Central Australian Aviation Museum.
21 March 2015|
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Response from David E | Reviewed this property |
Like the last reply sorry but unable to help