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Australian Pearling Exhibition

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Address: Kitchener Drive | Stokes Hill Wharf Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
Phone Number: 08 8999 6573
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Description: Learn all about the history of pearling - an industry steeped in mystery...
Learn all about the history of pearling - an industry steeped in mystery and romance - at this fascinating exhibition on the wharf.
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Small and mediocre

If you are a pearling history buff, then you may find this small exhibit interesting. It's next to te wharf.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2012
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Great display of Darwin Harbours' exotic aquatic life. Very interesting with a knowledgeable commentary provided by the guide.

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Hobart, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We'd seen current advertising suggesting a visit to this place but once we arrived we were told it had closed down a year ago.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

If you are a pearling history buff, then you may find this small exhibit interesting. It's next to te wharf.

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Wollongong, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2010

The door price was more than enough to cover the exhibition! Interesting with the history of pearling in NT and some historical insights, but a bit overkill with the adrvertising - more worth seeing is the coral exhibition next door - in the same building. Absolutely fascinating! The exhibition is only one of three in the world with a living... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

A nice mini-museum twined with a aquarium which we did not go to. The museum has maybe a dozen or so exhibits and a interesting if not a bit self-serving video on pearling in the Northern Territories. We spent about 70 minutes which was more than enough. May not be the best choice if your kids need to push lots... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2007

I agree with the reviewer below. It was interesting to learn about the early history of pearling in the area. However the video which they run on a loop is nothing more than an infomercial for the biggest local pearling business, whose merchandise is on display in the exhibition!

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2007

The exhibition is interesting and you will learn something on pearls and pearling, but it is not a must-see and should only be visited if you have a lot of time in Darwin.

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