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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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Ranked #2 of 54 Attractions in Darwin
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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Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
37 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

A good variety of exhibits, including Cyclone Tracy, animals, boats, and artworks. There's bound to be something that appeals to everyone in the family. Great air conditioning for the hot days, too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

A really good museum and art gallery. My daughter and I enjoyed our time here and would recommend a visit to anybody.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We went as a family to visit the Darwin museum and there was something of interest there for all ages it is so well planned and presented and very comfortable to walk around What an amazing way to experience some of the history of the NT especially the Cyclone Tracy section after an hour of walking around we then enjoyed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We spent about an hour and a half walking through the diverse displays at the museum - aboriginal art, marine life, Sweetheart the alligator and Cyclone Tracy exhibit. It was interesting to see the display on the different types of housing built in Darwin pre and post WWII and how the building materials and the way the houses were built... More 

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I highly recommend visiting the Darwin museum on the 40th anniversary of the disaster. The pictures and displays are awesome. The sound room was so powerful! We loved it there. And it's FREE

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The Museum of the NT is a great place to see the history of the NT and how it relates to the rest of of the world - that is mapping out the relationship between the NT and Indonesia. it is very much a fun place to go with children. The turtles (live in the fish pond) are great to... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Had my family from overseas last Christmas & New year. One the place I had for my City Tour List (venues and places) to see and visit. Love the Museum's Booth for " Sound of Cyclone", varieties of mammals, birds, reptiles, and gem stones are my Favorites.

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Sunshine Coast
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We don't get to a lot of museums but thought we should check this one out. Free entry and displays are all very well done. The modern art exhibit they had at the time was certainly 'out there'. This is the home of Sweetheart, the big croc famous to the area. The cyclone Tacey exhibit was interactive and very well... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My husband & I walked here, stepping out of Darwin's heat & humidity into the cool entrance with a lovely warm welcome from the lady at the desk. There is so much to see here and the whole layout of the place is quirky & interesting. Displays include natural history, butterfly collection, birds, crocodiles (of course), aboriginal artwork and a... More 

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Brisbane
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11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This museum was free to visit and did a great job in exhibits for Cyclone Tracey as well as art and had a great café. We got the on off bus there as it is a little out of town.

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