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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
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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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This is so good we spent all day there. Extensive galleries of indigenous art and objects, really well described. Terrifying exhibition and sound recording about Cyclone Tracey. Excellent displays about wildlife, and good maritime area. The cafe is pleasant too, with nice food and good lunches.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The artwork is spectacular, as good as I've seen anywhere. The section dealing with Cyclone Tracy is very well presented and I learned a lot about this phase of Darwin's history. The maritime display is also very good. I can't believe it is free!

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Bunbury , Western Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Try to spend a few hours at this museum and art gallery. There are some excellent exhibits of fauna - birds, reptiles and insects as well as Sweetheart the croc. We enjoyed an exhibition about Alfred Wallace, a compatriot of Charles Darwin , but the best bit was the Cyclone Tracey display. We actually felt as if we had been... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Liked the Cyclone Tracy exhibit for its broad coverage of "before, during and after". Indigenous art exhibits were very interesting and Sweetheart the crocodile was a real attraction. Disliked the fact that the museum shop was not open and therefore restricted our capacity to secure any mementoes of the visit.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a good day or half day outing, I think it's a number 6 or 4 bus will take you straight to the front door. The staff were helpful, the cafe served good food, and yes perhaps more expensive, but it is table service. For us the cyclone exhibition was outstanding, sound effects and all. This year being the... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We went to the Museum for the Café next door in the first place. Its on the "Hop on Hop off" Red bus route. It has a room just on Cyclone Tracey, with commentary and sounds etc. Give's you an idea how bad it really was. The Museum and Art Gallery is a good place to visit.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

An excellent introduction to the history and art of the area. Interesting stories of scientific discovery, the hurricane and indigenous art.

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Caulfield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I found the Museum easily accessible. I was pleasantly surprised with the displays of Indonesian and Timorese artifacts. I loved the photos of fish and sea life - bright and lively. The Cyclone Tracey Exhibit and Experience was worth going for. Having not been in winds that strong in my life, I found this was a real eye-opener for me.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

A visit to the Museum & Art Gallery will fill in a morning. The Aboriginal art was interesting but the Cyclone Tracey area was really good. A film clip taken just after the cyclone on Christmas Day 1974 shows just how devastating the storm was. We went back there by chance the next day and happened upon a whole section... More

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Living in Darwin can be testing at times with a little one, so having a place that you can get out of the heat and entertain them for a while is indispensable. You might be surprised how much even a 2 year old will enjoy it. Not only is there plenty to do and see, there is a great cafe... More

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