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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 41 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 July 28, 2014 NEW

Good museum especially the Cyclone exhibition. There is a bus that goes from the city right to the door.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Very interesting giving a good introduction to the Darwin & the Northern Territory. There's lots to see so we split the visit over a couple of days and the beach.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum and learned a great deal about aboriginal culture and art. Compact but well organised with lots of descriptions and exposed objects. We didn't know it closed at 5, and so we didn't have as much time as we wanted to. In the middle of the visit the guard told us we had to leave as they... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Just worth it to understand what that poor community went through when Cyclone Tracey hit.The sound of the cyclone is well demonstrated. There are also lots of other exhibits to enjoy.

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Paihia, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

great place to vist .so much to see really enjoyed everthing about it.the art and the info on cyclone Tracey.Very well laided out very helpfull staff .

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great way to take in indigenous art and the history of Darwin . A really impressive exhibition about cyclone Tracey . Lovely cafe with great coffee and views over the bay

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Being a museum enthusiast, I always make time to check out the local museums wherever I go. The Museum & Art Gallery of the NT was outstanding. The history it covers from the dinosaur age through to present day is interesting for the whole family. The gallery of Indigenous Australian art is worth the trip alone. There are a few... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We wished we'd spent more time here. The Wallace exhibition was brilliant....a humble giant in the science world, up there with Darwin! Lots of other exhibits were reflecting many of the fascinating aspects of Darwin. Cyclones, marine life, shipping and of course, crocodiles.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I would put the Museum as a "must see" if you are in Darwin. The exhibits are displayed to their best advantage with the lighting, information viewed from the screen etc. The exhibition on Cyclone Tracy and also Sweetheart" thoroughly interesting and captivating. The art work etc. Just visit and enjoy. You are permitted to take pictures BUT no flash.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Well organised displays. Significant signage to get yourself around. The cyclone Tracey area is amazing, especially the sound chamber. Free entry. Well worth the time. Located next to a beautiful beach where you can sit and have coffee.

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