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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 43 Attractions in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We had a lovely time walking around the museum. It had some great exhibits of the cyclone and of animals that use to walk the land.

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Injidup
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We really enjoyed the art and museum. We spent quite a bit of time there as there was so many interesting things. There is also a lovely cafe attached with wonderful food.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

Museums exist to display an area's history. This one is no exception. I knew about Cyclone Tracy, but the display gave me a greater understanding of how terrifying it must have been. People talk about the Dark Room. One has to be in there to understand something of the experience of those who lived through it. The area containing Aboriginal... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Great museum, free entry, and a must to see Sweetheart the Crocodile, lovely bird collection amongst other items, and the Cyclone Tracey exhibit is excellent. Indigenous works of art also excellent.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Well set out museum with the history of the Darwin Cyclone, Vietnamese boat people arrivals, and Aboriginal artefacts and lots of other displays, well worth a visit, but allow some time to see all.

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Geelong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Loved the Cyclone Tracey exhibit. It was well put together & interesting to learn about that time in Darwin.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Love the museum. There is something there for everyone from the Cyclone Tracy room to the interactive science room for the kids. Certainly worth a visit when in Darwin

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We went to this museum as part of our sightseeing in Darwin. It's not exactly in the centre, but we walked there any way. Quite a hike from the centre! But it's nicely situated by the seaside and in a park. The cyclone Tracey exhibition is sad but impressive. We enjoyed the Aboriginal arts gallery and the rest of the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Displays were very interesting. We especially liked the displays and video about Sweetheart the big croc and Cyclone Tracy. The indigenous art section was also well done. There is so much more from Natural history to sea life and animals of the Top end. You can easily spend 2-3 hrs here. When you need a break there is a cafe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Natural history display,a magnificent collection one of the best we've seen and beautifully displayed. The Cyclone Tracy Display also excellent.

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