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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Conacher Street | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
08 8999 8201
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Ranked #4 of 46 Attractions in Darwin
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Type: Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: The fierce Cyclone Tracey that devastated Darwin in 1974 is chillingly re-enacted inside this museum's "Black Room." Situated in a tropical garden,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Had little to do and was told by the reception to try the Museum. Has been put together wonderfully. I had never known the history of the North before but I now do. From the Macassans to the early settlers, indigenous culture. Blew my mind. This place is a credit to Darwin. When next in Darwin am going back as... More

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This is a modern museum with, in my opinion, two very good reasons for a visit: the aboriginal art and the Hurricalne Tracy exhibit. The aboroginal art is wonderful and it is easy to become immersed in the stories that spawned the works on show in the gallery. The art is vibrant and colourful and speaks of a living culture,... More

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Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

The major positive about this museum & gallery is that it encompasses everything. From a great example of Australian and aborigine art, to a great history about Cyclone Tracy, there really is something for everyone. Really interesting exhibits throughout and definitely worth seeing in Darwin.

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Melbourne
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We got off the hop on hop off bus and spent 2 hours at the museum. Really well presented displays and found the section on cyclone tracey very well put together. Cafe next to museum has wonderful food.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
3 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Nice relaxing museum with a surprising variety of exhibitions. Worth taking a few hours to walk around all the nooks and crannies, then having a coffee looking over the ocean.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Fantastic world class exhibition. Variety of exhibits that provide something for everyone. Great display for Cyclone Tracy and Sweetheart but also fantastic indigenous works.

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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this on our tour of Darwin. A must do. So much to see, especially the "Cyclone Tracy" area & so well done. The Animal section was awesome - you could spent all day at this Museum & Art Gallery

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Melbourne, Australia
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67 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

The Darwin Museum/Gallery is a bit out the way but worth 2 hours or so of your time. Car parking was out the front, some spots were shady. Relatively easy access for prams/wheelchairs although there are stairs inside and I never got the chance to go upstairs as I didn't find the lift . Admission was free. Currently the gift... More

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Cairns Region, Australia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
77 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Excellent place to visit. So much to see, as previous people hand mentioned the Cyclone Tracey exhibit is great. The kids were entertained the whole time also. Can't believe its free.

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Adelaide
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

The cyclone tracy display is almost a must see for any visitor to Darwin, to see the damage and knowing only less then 100 were killed is stunning. Then to see Darwin now and the transformation is eye opening. The art and animal displays were excellent. Best is that it is free!

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