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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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Address: Conacher Street | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8999 8201
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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.
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Cyclone Tracey area was goid

We enjoyed the museum. Liked the information about cyclone Tracey although was hard to follow the boards, they seemed like they weren't in order. Nice boat display and artwork.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the museum. Liked the information about cyclone Tracey although was hard to follow the boards, they seemed like they weren't in order. Nice boat display and artwork.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Excellent, well-run museum - lots to see and learn about. Set in a nice spot by the sea. The Cyclone Tracy exhibition is a highlight.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

So many different exhibitions from sea life to land life, prehistoric and excellent Cyclone Tracy exhibition

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Loved seeing Sweetheart and the Cyclone Tracey exhibition. Overall very interesting museum laid out very well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This museum is so great. I've been twice and the Indiginous exhibition is great and thorough. But I come for the Cyclone Tracey exhibit. It's really well-thought out including sound recordings of ABC radio excerpts from 1974 which also has a replica of a typical lounge room which sounds strange but combined with the audio helped me envision life in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

This museum is modern, clean and very well planned. The Cyclone Tracy exhibit alone make this worth while. It was education, informative and very moving to go through. The children enjoyed learning about something they may never experience first hand. The cafe was lovely, great location and delicious food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Great exhibitions, a credit to the organisers. The exhibit of the Cyclone Tracey disaster is particularly well done.

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Excellent displays, beautifully presented and also free admission! Cornucopia cafe is brilliant. Could easily have spent all day here. Cyclone Tracy exhibition is very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We enjoyed the cyclone Tracy exhibition and seeing Sweetheart (after being told about him on trips). The cafe was also very good with great views - all for a donation. The museum is very well presented all up, worth the trip (we got a bus there, another Darwin marvel, the cheap bus system!)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Hadn't been to the museum for a few years but had a student in the exit art exhibition. Fantastic quality of work shown from these aspiring artists. Another exhibition,a disrespective, by Darwin Artists Rob Brown was a nice surprise and I spent an hour or two which wasn't really long enough. Another nice thing I witnessed whilst at the gallery... More 

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