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Alice Springs Cultural Precinct

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Address: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 1120
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

You’re sure to find something in this complex that grabs you, whether...

You’re sure to find something in this complex that grabs you, whether it's fossils at the natural history Museum of Central Australia, aircraft and wreckage at the Aviation Museum or Aboriginal and contemporary art at the Araluen Centre.

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Great tourist attraction.

Not far from town, the Centre offers an insight into the history of Alice Springs , as well as the art and culture of local indigenous groups. Very well presented.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Vikki P
Yeppoon Queensland
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Yeppoon Queensland
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Not far from town, the Centre offers an insight into the history of Alice Springs , as well as the art and culture of local indigenous groups. Very well presented.

Thank Vikki P
Durham, United Kingdom
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367 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We only had time for the museum so I am afraid the review is limited to that. However we were interested to see the meteorites from the Henbury creators. We certainly weren't disappointed, and if you plan to visit the meteor site visit this as well, the structure of the meteors is well explained and amazing. There is a pleasant... More 

Thank JohnR888
Somerset, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
174 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this following the cultural walk around the CBD but be sure to scope out a pub first as such effort racks up a killer thirst!

Thank Peter B
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had several hours to kill in Alice Springs in between flights. We headed to the Araluen Alice Springs Cultural Precinct. The whole place is a random hodge-podge of displays. I'm not sure about the "Cultural" aspect, as there was none really, other than the art gallery. There are several sections: 1. The Museum: In one section there is some... More 

Thank Louise P
Bamaga, Australia
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41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The aviation museum has a couple of rare planes. The art museum has a collection of Namajurra paintings that are spectacular and shouldn't be missed.

Thank BarraBabe_11
Cairns Region, Australia
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I was amazed by the quality and quantity of displays .Its not often you find things that are just so much better than you expect and this was one of them .Spent 5 hours wondering around .Excellent well done

Thank rosko123
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55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We really enjoyed the aviation museum the best. Central Australia museum is natural history which is good. Art gallery had some fabulous pieces and some ordinary bits not to my taste! A bit confusing when you first arrive but one ticket for the lot (we didn't make it to the craft space)

Thank Lizz P
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A womderful insight into the history of aviation and the RFDS. A lovely memorial for the Kookaburra. Loved the dinosaur expo, wildlife, astrology and meteorites. supercroc was amazing

Thank deee551
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122 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great gallery. Worth a visit to see a few Albert Namatjira paintings. The museum is very good as well. Housed in a rammed earth building. Nice design.

Thank Krakonosh
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76 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This precinct holds the Art Gallery, Central Australia Museum, Craft Central and Aviation Museum. All visited and enjoyed. One entry fee for Art Gallery and Museum and free entry to Craft Central and Aviation Museum. Art Gallery and Central Museum high quality and informative. Craft central view local arts and crafts also working studio or local artisans. Two hangars house... More 

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