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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Captivating aboriginal art plus a lot of other stuff - and very good airconditioning! Lovely cafe with suoer views, good food and good service

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The Entrance, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Grab the Hop on Hop Off bus and it will take you to the door. Terrific display, a must see, free to enter is a bonus

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Great experience , free to get in , found this to be a great slice of local and auatralian history in a spacious well set out place . Cyclone Tracey exhibit made you appreciate how frightening it must of been many years earlier and the fact it could happen again one day . Would recommend this to all that pass... More

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dayton, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We particularly appreciated the aboriginal art, and the natural history and Cyclone Tracy exhibits. We did not realize the devastating impact that storm had on Darwin. And the natural history room had the best explanatory display we have seen regarding the dramatic termite mounds that we saw frequently in the Northern Territory.

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