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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Free activity for the kids which the adults will enjoy too!

What a great place. This museum must be the best in the country. From Sweetheart the crocodile to Cyclone Tracey box where you can feel the energy, sounds and darkness of that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Darwin, Australia
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a great place. This museum must be the best in the country. From Sweetheart the crocodile to Cyclone Tracey box where you can feel the energy, sounds and darkness of that terrible Christmas Day. Then you have the cafe. Best juices in the world and the food is just lovely! Then you have a view. Ticks all the boxes.... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were immediately struck by the setting of the Museum - it's a beautiful building set overlooking the sea. Inside there's a variety of galleries, with the obvious highlight for us being the Cyclone Tracy Gallery. The sights and sounds of that dreadful Christmas Day in 1974 were vividly brought to life, and while we knew what had happened, we... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best place to experience Darwins history. From the war to cyclone Tracey. We really enjoyed this and could have stayed much longer.

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Thank Bruce S
Adelaide, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Found the displays very educational and the Aboriginal artwork very good. Their Museum shop was reasonably priced and well stocked.

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Gympie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well done Darwin, you can spend hours in this well set out museum. Cafe, gift shop free water refill station and we had a great information presentation on cyclone Tracey. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Jenny J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and informative. great fun exibits are well laid out highly recommend this museum the cyclone exibits were the Highlight of the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great museum. Cyclone Darwin exhibition really good, could really appreciate what Darwinites went through. Remainder of museum overall was really good too.

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Thank SandieGee_10
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Caught the number 6 bus from the Darwin interchange. Short walk from bus stop. Great display of aboriginal artifacts. Enjoyed the section of local fauna. Cafe a little expensive but free entry to museum. Sweetheart the croc - he is massive !

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Thank Coralee H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We happily spent a few hours here. The boats were interesting, the animal section particularly about the stingers which we heard about regularly but were unsure of. Kids had a great time. Free parking

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Darwin's Museum at Bullocky Point is a great small museum. Lots of local natural history, excellent Aboriginal art collection, and a fantastic display of traditional boats from Nth Australia and SE Asia in the Undercroft. It also has regular exhibitions of various kinds, bioh artistic and historical. Look for the fish and the pig-nosed turtles in the outdoor pond, and... More 

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