We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Conacher Street | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8999 8201
Website
Today
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: 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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
More Info
$58*
and up
Darwin Afternoon Sightseeing Tour
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,149 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 656
    Excellent
  • 426
    Very good
  • 65
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
A Great Half Day!

This is an excellent Museum and Art Gallery containing some wonderful Aboriginal artwork as well as an excellent Cyclone Tracy exhibit and a superb (separately housed) exhibition... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
Bunkshyde
Add Photo Write a Review

1,149 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent Museum and Art Gallery containing some wonderful Aboriginal artwork as well as an excellent Cyclone Tracy exhibit and a superb (separately housed) exhibition of local boats from the waters around Darwin. Highly recommended for tourists looking for some well presented background on the area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

A great way to spend a couple of hours and get out of the Darwin heat for a while. A well laid out display of life in the NT that covers the wildlife, indigenous culture, maritime history of the region as well as Cyclone Tracy. Well worth a visit and it's free! The displays are professional and very well done.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Excellent, and something of interest for everyone. I was impressed with the quality and presentation of the taxidermy exhibits, including Sweetheart the big scary croc! I came away much better informed about the events surrounding Cyclone Tracy and the invasion of Darwin in February 1942. The indigenous artworks were interesting and appealing. The museum and art gallery is a great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Somers, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

While smaller than most museums in capital cities, the visitor certainly is rewarded with a very informative and well set out display covering the Darwin area and tropical north. You would certainly come away with a greater understanding of the place and people that make this a special place. It caters for all ages thus making it family friendly place... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Forster
Level Contributor
59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We called in on the last day of our Top End holiday as we had time before our flight. The artwork was beautiful and the history of cyclone Tracy, the bombing of Pearl Harbour and the undoing of sweetheart the croc were interesting. I would recommend a visit here if you have time. The cafe was expensive and the staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Wallsend
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the museum. We caught a bus from central Darwin. When we we arrived it was lunch time so we visited the cafe and had a lovely meal. We then explored the museum. In particular we found the Cyclone Tracey display very interesting

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is the place for tourist to visit and it is free. There are so much to see. Very interesting and educational.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Not to be missed if coming through Darwin. Brilliantly presented. It kept me intrigued the whole time I was there and wholeheartedly recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Spent a few hours, especially went to see Sweetheart the Croc. Great display and info on cyclone Tracey and the devastation to Darwin. Easy to get around, helpful volunteers to answer my question about the termite mounds (what are they made of ???) Enjoy

Was this review helpful? Yes
Darwin, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Free admission folks you'd be silly not to visit. With permanent exhibitions dedicated to the most famous crocodile of the Northern Territory, Sweetheart and the most well-known natural disaster in Australia's history, Cyclone Tracy plus a revolving door of interesting exhibitions, the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is world class. A lovely cafe served by friendly and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory also viewed

 

Been to Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Address: Conacher Street | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8999 8201
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Gold Coast, Australia
5 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?