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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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10:00 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 05:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

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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Beautiful Art Exhibition

Very varied museum, natural history, 1974 cyclone exhibition and currently a beautiful native artist exhibition, well worth a visit...oh and Sweetheart the croc!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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HAVANT HANTS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Very varied museum, natural history, 1974 cyclone exhibition and currently a beautiful native artist exhibition, well worth a visit...oh and Sweetheart the croc!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Caught the touring bus there . Spent a pleasant hour looking at the various exhibits . Enjoyed cyclone Tracy and aboriginal art exhibits. If you are a tourist in Darwin your visit is not complete without visiting this and the military museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Free of charge, short walk from mindil beach. Interesting stuff about the natural history of australia with specimens of various sort on display. Birds n sea creatures amongs others. Cafe inside in case you get hungry. Also close to a busline. Good stop on a hot day. Let the AC cool you off before heading to Mindil beach for the... More 

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Annandale, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

You can experience the sound of cyclone Tracy as well as see the display of the destruction of Darwin. The Aboriginal collection was excellent.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Anyone interested in the development of modern traditional art will have a ball in the art gallery. As well as all the animals and birds on view in the museum the exhibits on Darwin before and after Cyclone Katrina were interesting. We also enjoyed the many small boats that were seen in local waters in years gone by

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

A great and informative little museum which also has a very interesting part on Cyclone Tracy Entry is free or you can make a small donation, well worth the visit and is opposite the waterski club. They have a large cafe there which was great after walking around the museum. Highly recommend

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a creative and interesting building of several floors housing a large exhibition of Aboriginal art, and many beautiful exhibits of birds, butterflies, minerals etc - all wonderfully displayed. On special display is an enormous crocodile called Sweetheart, and a gallery about Cyclone Tracey. There is a small shop, and an adjacent cafeteria/restaurant. Definitely worth a visit, although public... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

was a nice way to relax and enjoy the experience and always learn something too , thank you and best regards Gary & Sue

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I am not a lover of art galleries and museums and went along as hubby wanted to see the Cyclone Tracey exhibit. However, I was surprised and enjoyed myself. It's free and that's handy when everything costs! The indigenous art work was amazing and well worth the trip. Sweetheart was another great display and interesting to read about his antics.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

As we found, that Darwin hasn't that much to offer in cultural things to see, except for all the Nationalparks of course, we made our way along Mindil Beach to the museum. The museum is for free, which is usual for australian museums. You will have to lock away your bags. There is a nice shop and a café just... More 

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