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Araluen Cultural Precinct

61 Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0870, Australia
+61 8 8951 1120
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Loved the Desert Mob exhibition

Give yourself plenty of time to explore the many spaces the Araluen Cultural Precinct. Beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
K_8Perth
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Amazing art collection

The cultural hub of Alice Springs. Beautiful building with large, stunning lead glass windows. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Vicki S
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Give yourself plenty of time to explore the many spaces the Araluen Cultural Precinct. Beautiful artwork, great museum and cafe.

Thank K_8Perth
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi K_8Perth, We are glad you were able to experience the Desert Mob exhibition! We hope you will be able to return to see it again one year.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cultural hub of Alice Springs. Beautiful building with large, stunning lead glass windows. Very cheap entry and locals are free. The galleries are full of eclectic work from local or visiting artists. Araluen also hosts awesome exhibitions... the Advocate Art Award, Desert Mob Aboriginal...More

Thank Vicki S
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Vicki, We are so glad you enjoyed visiting the Araluen Arts Centre and Araluen Cultural Precinct. We hope you will be able to visit us in 2018 to see more wonderful performances and exhibitions.

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We arrived there 15 mins before they closed but the lady at the counter still encouraged us to take a look around! Amazing pieces of Art and Crafts made by Indigenous People.

Thank wonderanna
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We had a very interesting visit to the cultural precinct .. very friendly and informative staff helped my wife who has a disability. The aboriginal art work on display was excellent .. including two by Albert Namatjira .. we went on to Central Australian Museum...More

Thank Johnboy236
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The whole family loved every part of the precinct. We loved the art gallary and you are allowed to take photos as well as the park next door. We also loved reading the stories on the caterpillar dreaming sculpture. The fact that you can biy...More

Thank TwiningaroundAust
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

We are glad you enjoyed visiting the Araluen Cultural Precinct! We hope you'll visit again soon.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

Definitely a "must do". Apparently we were fortunate to be there, at a time, when there was a huge collection of indigenous art was present.

Thank Maggie F
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Wander, wander and then wander some more. I spent a few hours here enjoying the whole precinct, talking with locals and learning. I highly recommend wandering here!

Thank sharonpK7793AB
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Sharon, We are glad to hear you had a great time. Please visit us again someday when you are next in Alice Springs.

Reviewed 25 September 2017

There is an entry fee of $15.00 per adult and this allows you access to the whole site. You are met by a staff member who explains how it all works at the entry. The art was lovely but we enjoyed the other areas more....More

Thank WoodgateFamily
Lisa-Marie R, Public Relations Manager at Araluen Cultural Precinct, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Woodgate Family, We are glad to hear you had a great time and got to enjoy all of the Cultural Precinct. We hope to see you again some day!

Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 14 September 2017 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
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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.
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