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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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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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As a history and art lover I enjoyed the atmosphere and experience. Particularly the section on cyclone Tracy,

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

As a history and art lover I enjoyed the atmosphere and experience. Particularly the section on cyclone Tracy,

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Great free option to see excellent Aboriginal art, Cyclone Tracy exhibit and Sweetheart the giant croc! Some of the periodic exhibitions are worthwhile viewing. Cornucopia cafe a great spot to eat and usually good food.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had a lovely family visit this week (3 generations) and there were several families doing the same! The museum is well planned, spacious and easy to walk around. The exhibits are beautifully displayed. The young children's activities are wonderful for little ones. The displays of the birds and the big crocodile are of interest to all age groups ...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent and very cool in terms of temperature. Great café and gift shop. Aboriginal exhibit excellent.

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Katherine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Free family fun, see live turtles, fish, enjoy the tropical cafe, cyclone display and art exhibitions. A must do in Darwin, whatever the weather.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent review of Darwin history & paints a horrific picture of Cyclone Tracy. The maritime section of the museum is interesting as well. Great art exhibition also. Great job; keep up the great work. Cheers, J;{-

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Especially liked the ROB BROWN "Evolution: A Disrespective" exhibition on the top floor. Even bought the book - and I NEVER do that.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Excellent displays both modern and the past. the section on the destruction of Darwin by cyclone Tracey was very informative. Not into art so much, but the display was well laid out

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great views, good cafe, small but interesting exhibits. Close to botanical gardens and mindil markets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The displays on the Cyclone damage and the Aboriginal displays were very good. A welcome retreat from the heat. the only complaint is that it is not big enough!

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