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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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09:00 - 05:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the NT's...

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the NT's premier cultural institution.

Enjoy permanent exhibition highlights such as Cyclone Tracy, Natural History and Sweetheart, a famous croc as well as exciting temporary exhibitions.

Enjoy a meal at the picturesque Cornucopia cafe overlooking the sea or purchase a book or gift at the Store at the Museum.

Entry is free. MAGNT runs an engaging series of talks, public programs, workshops and school holiday programs. Check out the website for details

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Interesting museum. Each exhibit was really distinct from the others...cyclone Tracy, aboriginal art, natural history (lots of specimens).

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Interesting museum. Each exhibit was really distinct from the others...cyclone Tracy, aboriginal art, natural history (lots of specimens).

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

it had some beautiful painting and art work. The Cyclone tracey exhibition was very interesting. I found the map a bit confusing. Maybe allow an hour

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i was so happy to go there, you can Feel how was this city few years ago. I was expecting more but its ok. Nice place to go

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved the eclectic nature of this museum. Where else could you see fascinating and beautiful wildlife exhibits and rock samples (best I've seen outside of Natural History Museum in London); a room that taught me all about the devastating Hurricane Tracey that destroyed Darwin(thought the audio first-hand accounts were exceptional), and a marvellous and huge warehouse of extraordinary boats... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a fabulous little gallery providing a cross section of interesting displays and art works, demonstrating that a city Darwin's size can still have a top space. I was sorry that the Indigenous section was being redone but it has to happen some time. Staff were helpful and the cafe was a good place for lunch.

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Wodonga, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A small but well laid out museum with a very good art gallery. The Cyclone Tracy exhibit was interesting. Good gift shop and a coffee shop outside. Well worth a visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As part of a tour from our cruise ship we visited this Museum. It was well set out with exhibits that displayed both local and Australian items. The staff were pleasant and helpful and the items in the gift shop captivated our fellow travellers from the US. That it was air-conditioned added to the comfort of our visit. We enjoyed... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Would not bother going at present. Everywhere we went it was shut off. Could not get to see any indigenous work which you would expect in Darwin. As a yearly visitor very disappointing for our child.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved the museum could stay there for ages.....so much to see... Well set out, beautiful paintings, historic boats, nice lil cafe, where the service was excellent, staff very attentive, the lil souvenir shop was well stocked for the avid tourist

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Relaxing environment. Good selection of Northern Territory Sealife, fauna and history. Art section was captivating all at my favourite price - FREE. Casual cafe attached. Worth a visit, especially on a rainy day.

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