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Alice Springs Cultural Precinct

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Address: Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8951 1120
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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You’re sure to find something in this complex that grabs you, whether it's...

You’re sure to find something in this complex that grabs you, whether it's fossils at the natural history Museum of Central Australia, aircraft and wreckage at the Aviation Museum or Aboriginal and contemporary art at the Araluen Centre.

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A delight in Alice, so well done by volunteers.

The ladies are full of info and have done a fine job. This very distinctive and a real eye opener of knowledge re the Alice and Central Australia.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Harrington, Australia
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Harrington, Australia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ladies are full of info and have done a fine job. This very distinctive and a real eye opener of knowledge re the Alice and Central Australia.

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Thank Matron12
Tennant Creek, Australia
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Covers a wide variety - visual art, geological history, ecolgoy, history. A good place to visit. Friendly staff. Thank you.

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Yeppoon Queensland
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90 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Not far from town, the Centre offers an insight into the history of Alice Springs , as well as the art and culture of local indigenous groups. Very well presented.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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407 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

We only had time for the museum so I am afraid the review is limited to that. However we were interested to see the meteorites from the Henbury creators. We certainly weren't disappointed, and if you plan to visit the meteor site visit this as well, the structure of the meteors is well explained and amazing. There is a pleasant... More 

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Thank JohnR888
Somerset, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
180 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Came across this following the cultural walk around the CBD but be sure to scope out a pub first as such effort racks up a killer thirst!

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Thank Peter B
Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We had several hours to kill in Alice Springs in between flights. We headed to the Araluen Alice Springs Cultural Precinct. The whole place is a random hodge-podge of displays. I'm not sure about the "Cultural" aspect, as there was none really, other than the art gallery. There are several sections: 1. The Museum: In one section there is some... More 

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Thank Louise P
Bamaga, Australia
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43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The aviation museum has a couple of rare planes. The art museum has a collection of Namajurra paintings that are spectacular and shouldn't be missed.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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40 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I was amazed by the quality and quantity of displays .Its not often you find things that are just so much better than you expect and this was one of them .Spent 5 hours wondering around .Excellent well done

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Thank rosko123
Canberra
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57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We really enjoyed the aviation museum the best. Central Australia museum is natural history which is good. Art gallery had some fabulous pieces and some ordinary bits not to my taste! A bit confusing when you first arrive but one ticket for the lot (we didn't make it to the craft space)

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Thank Lizz P
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A womderful insight into the history of aviation and the RFDS. A lovely memorial for the Kookaburra. Loved the dinosaur expo, wildlife, astrology and meteorites. supercroc was amazing

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