We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Australian Pearling Exhibition

Kitchener Drive | Stokes Hill Wharf Precinct, Darwin, Northern Territory 0800, Australia
08 8999 6573
Improve this listing
Ranked #40 of 43 Attractions in Darwin
Type: History Museums
Description: Learn all about the history of pearling - an industry steeped in mystery and romance - at this fascinating exhibition on the wharf.
Write a Review

7 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hobart, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
Surfers Paradise, Australia
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wollongong, Australia
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
21 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Jose, California
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Paris, France
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Australian Pearling Exhibition also viewed


Been to Australian Pearling Exhibition? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Australian Pearling Exhibition, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing