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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 #4 of 41 attractions in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Melbourne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A great way to take in indigenous art and the history of Darwin . A really impressive exhibition about cyclone Tracey . Lovely cafe with great coffee and views over the bay

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Being a museum enthusiast, I always make time to check out the local museums wherever I go. The Museum & Art Gallery of the NT was outstanding. The history it covers from the dinosaur age through to present day is interesting for the whole family. The gallery of Indigenous Australian art is worth the trip alone. There are a few... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We wished we'd spent more time here. The Wallace exhibition was brilliant....a humble giant in the science world, up there with Darwin! Lots of other exhibits were reflecting many of the fascinating aspects of Darwin. Cyclones, marine life, shipping and of course, crocodiles.

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I would put the Museum as a "must see" if you are in Darwin. The exhibits are displayed to their best advantage with the lighting, information viewed from the screen etc. The exhibition on Cyclone Tracy and also Sweetheart" thoroughly interesting and captivating. The art work etc. Just visit and enjoy. You are permitted to take pictures BUT no flash.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Well organised displays. Significant signage to get yourself around. The cyclone Tracey area is amazing, especially the sound chamber. Free entry. Well worth the time. Located next to a beautiful beach where you can sit and have coffee.

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Tasmania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Cyclone Tracy exhibition and seeing sweetheart the crocodile. There are also indigenous art galleries and a boat display. Worth a visit!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went to fill in an hour but stayed for two. The museum is well layed out and encompasses collections of the regions art, science and culture.Of particular interest was the maritime archaeology and local history. Two very informative exhibts of cyclone Tracy that devastated Darwin with actual sound recordings played at the time of the cyclone. Entrance is free and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Excellent displays of local history and natural history. Cyclone Tracey exhibit fabulous & moving. Loved the aboriginal art, and seeing 'Sweetheart'. Loved every exhibition in the museum, well worth the visit, and wonderful spot for a coffee or lunch

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South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This Museum and Art Gallery was magnificent indeed! Amongst other things, the display relating to the naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace was stunning! In addition, the displays relating to Cyclone Tracy were very sobering as were those relating to the bombing of Darwin in World War Two. One visit is certainly not enough.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A brilliant exhibition of flora and fauna of the NT, as well as an excellent coverage of the relevant cultures.

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