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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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Address: Conacher Street | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8999 8201
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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FANTASTIC FOR ALL AGES!!

Always take our visitors here. its free, has a great café, interactive display for the kids & kids at heart. Love the cyclone exhibit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Pine Creek, Australia

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Pine Creek, Australia
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always take our visitors here. its free, has a great café, interactive display for the kids & kids at heart. Love the cyclone exhibit.

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Strathbogie, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cyclone Tracy exhibition alone makes this museum a must visit. You do get a sense of the savagery of the wind when standing in the dark in the enclosed room with the roaring of the cyclone all around. Seeing "Sweetheart " the large stuffed crocodile is also a must. The aboriginal art exhibition is most impressive. We highly recommend... More 

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love to take my grandchildren and look at all the displays with them. Enjoy it everytime we go. It's a great learning experience for them too!

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Thank Mary B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,307 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent Museum with a fabulous selection of Aboriginal Art & a very interesting exhibition on Cyclone Tracy which destroyed & devastated Darwin. Its definitely worth visiting especially to view the prominent event on the MAGNT exhibition program the annual Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. I loved the Aboriginal Art collection especially those from the Tiwi Islands... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place to get a bit of everything. Art Gallery, Maritime exhibition, Cyclone Tracey information great. Indigenous paintings and displays but don't forget to find Sweetheart.... huge!! Best part is that this modern building is a free exhibit... bargain!

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Thank Mog11y
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great wonderful museum with free entry. You can see the faunas and flora of Northern Territory. Also a room where the cyclone Tracy from 1974 destroyed.

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Thank Ute L
Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

High quality displays of animals, insects, plants, boats and indigenous items. The Cyclone Tracy exhibit was very realistic and for some too much. There is a very nice café attached where you can spend the afternoon overlooking the Arafura sea or take a walk along the path to nearby attractions.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been to the Museum on many occasions and would recommend it too all visitors, definitely in my top 5 things to do in Darwin

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Tas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum has a great Cyclone Tracey display demonstrating the effects and survival effort during and after the event. There is a comprehensive indigenous artefacts area along with the usual local wildlife, archeology and maritime displays. A thoroughly enjoyable way to spend a lazy few hours in Darwin

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Thank RossnAnne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really impressed with the standard of the exhibits. The cyclone Tracy section stirred a lot of memories. We missed this on our last visit to Darwin. Would recommend.. Best of all it's free !!!

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