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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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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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Darwin museum.

Have been to the museum a few time's and decided to take my new partner there while we were transiting on our way to Vietnam. For someone who had little knowledge about Darwin... read more

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

Have been to the museum a few time's and decided to take my new partner there while we were transiting on our way to Vietnam. For someone who had little knowledge about Darwin, she loved the exhibits there, especially the Cyclone Tracy part of the museum. Well worth a visit if you have a couple of hour's spare when in... More 

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Perth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great display of Art and interesting science display. Had lunch at the restaurant it was very good.

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Caboolture, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was being revamped so a little disappointing for us but saw some of the changes & work being done so would be worth a visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must do on your Darwin itinerary - and it's free! Quality displays and exhibitions - the Cyclone Tracey exhibition is fascinating. It's hard to comprehend the devastation - reading the letters from some of the survivors gives you a glimpse into the desperate circumstances people found themselves in. Standing in the sound booth listening to the wind as recorded... More 

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Thank GreenShoeQueen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory set in a tropical garden on Darwin Harbour at Bullocky Point is an absolute 'MUST DO' for any visitor to Darwin. It includes an awesome Aboriginal display amongst one of the best arranged display of worldly artefacts. However there is an exhibit commemorating Cyclone Tracy that destroyed Darwin Christmas Eve 1974.... More 

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Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A very interesting place to visit, and so sad to see about Cyclone Tracey, as well as Sweet heart the Croc.

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Thank Joy H
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great gallery and museum, loved the Cyclone Tracey exhibit, best part is that it is free. Also had a very enjoyable lunch that was reasonably priced.

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Thank Malificent007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

For a slower day in Darwin.... this was very nice and informative too. Sweetheart the croc ...huge! Indigenous culture was good to see and understand too. The cafe attached was great

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Orange, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my favourite thing to do in Darwin! Stopped here when on the Hop On Hop Off Bus (another must do). Loved the Telstra exhibit and the section on Cyclone Tracey. A GREAT place.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything about this place is great from the helpful guy at the front desk. Artwork fantastic, cyclone Tracey exhibit excellent. Meeting sweetheart an experience. A must do on yr trip to Darwin

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