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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Address: Conacher Street | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8999 8201
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Owner description: The fierce Cyclone Tracey that devastated Darwin in 1974 is...
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Type: Art museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Fantastic gallery and don't miss the cyclon Tracy exhibit and loads of great aboriginal art. food at the cafe is a bit overpriced but good coffee,

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Great exhibit on C. Tracy and the art exhibition was showing an interesting local artist which was an added bonus

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Srinagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

This museum has a lot to offer, from a very interesting area focusing on Aboriginal art and culture to the evolution of animals on earth, including temporary expos. Overall it was a great way to spend a couple of hours, learn more about the devastation caused by the cyclone and escape from the heat. All this for free!

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Less of the 'art gallery' - there is just one room of aboriginal paintings - but there's a brilliant display about Cyclone Tracy and it's effects. It's small but has specialised and those specialised displays are interesting and well presented. Don't miss the Cyclone section.

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

A little bit of something for everyone , the Cyclone exhibit , is excellent. I am a Cyclone Tracy survivor and i still can not be any where near the wind tunnel when someone Opens the door , it is so real is horrible . Always something new happening

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Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Great place to learn all about the cyclone in Darwin and the devastation it caused. Also real up close close and the people smuggling boats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful small museum that covers a lot of ground. There are some modern art exhibits, aboriginal art, an large maritime annex with boats, some nature exhibits plus a small kids discovery area. We spent a rainy morning here with the kids (age 6 and 8) and really enjoyed it. We had lunch at the attached cafe and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is no stuffy conventional museum, but an interesting presentation of Northern Territory history. Aboriginal culture, European settlement and cyclones have all left their mark on Northern Australia, so if you want to gain some insight into what it means to be a Territorian, it is worth spending a pleasant hour walking through this building. For those with an interest... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Fantastic few hours spent here. Lots of interesting displays from at work to nature, local artists and the cyclone Tracy area. Love it all, nice play/learn section for children and to top it all off, it's got a good cafe set on beautiful scenery - definitely recommend going out and having a walk along the beach too.

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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Darwin Museum and Art Gallery is like the rest of Darwin "unique"....there is so much to see, including Indigenous Arts and crafts, the Cyclone Tracy Display, a collection of boats (hard to imagine so many people packed into these for the trip to Australia and a better way of life. There is "a magnificent collection of insects, and all... More 

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