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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 43 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, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Displays were very interesting. We especially liked the displays and video about Sweetheart the big croc and Cyclone Tracy. The indigenous art section was also well done. There is so much more from Natural history to sea life and animals of the Top end. You can easily spend 2-3 hrs here. When you need a break there is a cafe... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed the Natural history display,a magnificent collection one of the best we've seen and beautifully displayed. The Cyclone Tracy Display also excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Very open and modern. A bit difficult to work out where you were with different levels but if not in a hurry, you get to see it all. Lovely cafe with beautiful views of gardens and bay

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

a great ,interesting place, with a great area on the cyclone tracey and the boat display was really good

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

local ecology, and history, the Cyclone Tracy experience the Telstra Aboriginal Art Award , and sweetheart the crocodile and a really nice little restaurant overlooking the harbour. also check out Tactile Arts Gallery behind MAGNT. lovely craft for sale.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Some unique art, some artifacts, some creatures, Cyclone Tracey exhibition, with interesting but disturbing "sound booth". Well worth an afternoon's visit

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Good picture of Darwin as it is today and as it was in the past. The school art exhibit was particularly interesting.

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Sydney Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Stealing a line from 10CC but I'm not normally a big Arts fan but this free Museum had everything you could wish for under one roof. Pretty spectacular native art, wildlife displays , birds, marine creatures , even Sweetheart , the huge croc !! We were later to see a near equal in Kakadu NP ! The Cyclone Tracy section... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The cafe with good food and lovely view (and a zany French waiter). The art collection while modest in size by comparison with other state galleries is excellent. The maritime museum and the Cyclone Tracy section evoke a time and place distinct from the rest of Australia.

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Lots of great stuff relating to the history of the NT they cover everything, culture, wildlife, shipping, Cyclone simulator, The new exhibit of history of the region. Too much to go on about. Cafe excellent. Staff very friendly. Only a donation to enter. Well worth the visit even if you have been there always something new to see. Say hi... More

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