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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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Hard to compare against the National Art Gallery

Displays were very good but building is space limited. Only needed 2 hours to see it all - particularly enjoyed the topical exhibition which was on newspaper front pages.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Displays were very good but building is space limited. Only needed 2 hours to see it all - particularly enjoyed the topical exhibition which was on newspaper front pages.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Wide range of interesting exhibits- especially liked the indigenous art and The Cyclone Tracey experience.

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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I admit that I am not a Museum fan and I found this museum fairly hohum. However, I would still reccomend that you visit just to see the cyclone tracey exhibit. This was an unbelievable event in Darwins history and you will be "blown away" by the stories and photographs. And its free to get in.

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Paeroa, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Rarely do we want to see everything in a museum but this was the case here. Aboriginal art, year 12 art, French art, natural history, cyclone Tracy, boats, a v g restaurant. All in all a wonderful place to visit.

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sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Of particular interest to us was the exhibition on cyclone Tracey and the devastation it wrought on Darwin. Our tour leader was Peter? and he was a meteorologist stationed in Darwin when the cyclone hit Darwin. His personal perspectives and stories are very moving. Of particular interest was his view that Darwin could certainly be struck again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great museum, they have done a good job. It's not too big so you won't get too tired in the end, but it introduces the Top End and Darwin quite well - different aspects like local wildlife (incl a huge stuffed croc and dinosaurus bones etc), climatic background (cyclone Tracy exhibition - you can listen to the original record of... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I knew little about Cyclone Tracey and the devastation it caused, as well as the longer term impact on building standards etc.Gives a sense of what it must have been like.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Loved this place and definitely recommend spending a few hours here. There is a lot to see - the contemporary art is good, and the indigenous displays fabulous, the 'boat' exhibition is really good. Loved Sweetie the (taxidermid) Croc. Very absorbing. The shop is nice and a cafe but it was heaving when we went to didn't stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I love coming to this Art gallery, my favourite is the Aboriginal art from all the various areas within Australia. I was privileged to be there for the annual Art competition and had a chance to see lots of new & up coming artists. The Cyclone Tracey exhibition is very realistic & humbling, a must see. Of course there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We found the museum & art gallery to be very informative and an excellent way to get to know more about Darwin. The exhibition on the destruction of Darwin by cyclone Tracy in 1974 is extensive and gives one some insight into the destructive force of this event.

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