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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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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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This is a really good place to visit for singles, couples, all families. It's free entry, and is air conditioned. You will see unusual local art, plus there is the Cyclone Tracy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This is a really good place to visit for singles, couples, all families. It's free entry, and is air conditioned. You will see unusual local art, plus there is the Cyclone Tracy area, changing exhibits, many other displays to numerous to mention, and of course 'Sweetheart' with a video of the capture of this Crocodile. When you are done there... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Very much enjoyed a return visit to the Museum. The sea craft were again the highlight of my visit. Lovely to see the range of craft from around the region. Great to see the entries in the Telstra Aboriginal Art Competion which were on display during the visit. Also the mimicking sea creatures. Overall a great place to visit.

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Meeniyan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Free entry to this fantastic venue. You could spend hours here, but don't go to the Cafe first as you can't take your take away coffee with you inside. The exhibits and artwork are beautiful. The Cyclone Tracey reconstruction well worthwhile seeing, as are the fishing boats exhibition and stories. A must to visit in Darwin.

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Ranelagh, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

My partner and I really enjoyed our visit. Lots to see and the displays greatly varied from taxidermy insects to "real" big boats. Indigenous art, cyclone tracy exhibit, etc

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Birkdale, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent the day using the hop on hop off bus and one of the stops was here. This was a pleasant surprise. The museum and art gallery are very modern and it is so easy to spend a few hours here. The display on Cyclone Tracy was really interesting.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A great exhibit explaining the history through multimedia of and depicting the Destruction of Darwin by Cyclone Tracy in 1974. For those brave enough, step into the sound booth and experience the sound of Cyclone Tracy as she roars through Darwin. Great exhibits of Indigenous art and of the sea life around Darwin. Don't forget to visit Sweetheart while you're... More 

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We visited as part of an AAT Kings City Sights tour. The layout and quality especially of the natural sciences gallery is as good as anything I have seen in any museum. The clarity and detail of the exhibitions and artwork on display is excellent. I would have liked to have gone back and spent more time here and would... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A lot of animal displays and all for free!! A great way to spend time in air conditioning viewing hundreds of interesting things.

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Revesby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very modern Museum, Beautifully presented and well informed. I especially enjoyed the displays of nature

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

So much to see and very well presented - The Cyclone Tracy exhibit . Also the Aboriginal are was worth seeing

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