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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 #3 of 40 attractions in Darwin
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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Toowoomba, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Most impressed with the info on WW2 and info on Cyclone Tracey, was like experiencing it ourselves in safety. Loved the gallery really enjoyed the whole experience!

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Nhulunbuy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We loved the Museum. The displays are so well put together. It has it all. Cyclone Tracey exhibition, with a room where you can listen to a recording of Tracey. Weekly talks from residents who lived through the cyclone. A magnificent Aboriginal art exhibition. Sweetheart the famous crocodile. Give yourself plenty of time to explore. A must see for all... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We liked the temporary exhibit on the history of Aussie nursing, the Darwin cyclone exhibit, especially the sound booth; and the aboriginal art display. Lots of stuff in one place.

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Orbost, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Very modern with a restaurant on site. Interesting exhibits, including Sweetheart the crocodile, cyclone Tracy. The exhibits are well presented. Accessible by public transport, though the buses aren't very frequent.

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The Museum was a good way to spend a couple of hours on a hot Darwin day. We were able to keep the kids amused for a few hours and learn some things along the way. Nicely set out and presented with friendly staff and good facilities.

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Darwin River, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of the best museums I ve seen in a city the size of Darwin. Excellent collection especially in Aboriginal Art. Worth visiting.

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gagadju
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Entrance to the museum is free and is located by the sea. It has a nice restaurant attached to it. The museum has a very good visual history of Cyclone Tracey. You can watch a film that was captured immediately after Cyclone Tracey hit Darwin to see the devastation that it left behind. There are also' before and after' aerial... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Free of charge! A nice and cool way to spend a couple of hours out of the heat. The Cyclone Tracey exhibition (and sound room) are very worthwhile. Really opened my eyes! I knew it was bad, but the exhibition really showed the extent of it. Definitely worth a visit!

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you have a picture in your mind of some of the great museums and art galleries around the world, then this will not meet your expectation. But if you want a place that is open, contemporary and educational, then this is a great place to visit. Focusing on Darwin and the Territory, some of the displays are relevant to... More

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have been here a few times & i need to remind myself that whilst it is a museum it is also in a small "city" so i shouldnt expect the same as you get in Melbourne or Sydney. Its a good way too learn a bit of history on the NT & get out of the heat as the... More

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