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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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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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It's not very often you get a good attraction like this with free entry, the exhibits here are truly amazing from the giant crocodile sweetheart to the sadness of the cyclone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's not very often you get a good attraction like this with free entry, the exhibits here are truly amazing from the giant crocodile sweetheart to the sadness of the cyclone Tracey destruction there is so much to see and its incredibly educational, the town bus service gets close to the entry so its very easy to get to,

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not a huge museum, but certainly interesting. And it's free. The Tracey cyclone display is a famous part of this museum, and rightly so. It's first class. If you get the chance, view the political cartoon display - brilliant

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North Lakes, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good variety of exhibits. Was especially interested in the Cyclone Tracy display - very well done. Stayed for lunch and were not disappointed.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Second time we visited, after 9 years. Not much has changed, but it doesn't have to. It is a great museum, with different areas: local wildlife ( 'stuffed animals', so you can finally name what you see out there) , cyclone Tracy and how Darwin suffered in 1974 ( i loved listening to all the personal stories ) and the... More 

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

This is a great place to find out about local animals and history, in particular about cyclone Tracy. The art exhibitions at the top are a must. Lockers available at the entrance for free, well air conditioned, free. Nice views on the harbour.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited on a very hot day so the air con was appreciated. The cyclone exhibition was so interesting and a definite must. The museum itself was a bit of a maze and several people along with us we're getting a little confused as to where things were. A map would have been helpful, but it's not that big that... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The exhibits were well displayed & laid out - it was a pleasant way to spend a few hours. It was interesting to learn a bit about Darwin's history, particularly WWII & Cyclone Tracy. The animal displays were excellent & helpful for identifying wildlife outside, particularly the birds & lizards! We really enjoyed the collection of Aboriginal art.

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Perth, Western Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Those who find Museums and Art Galleries a bit mind-numbing need to come here. It is not huge or crammed but there is plenty to see and, being modern, artefacts are well-exhibited. Being Darwin, it presents " The Cyclone", and " The Japanese Air Raids" but this is interesting and essential to the Darwin experience. The presentations on natural history... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Museum and Art Gallery are as good as any I've been to. Lots to see , a few hours to get through. Now for one of the most amazing scary experience, walk into the Cyclone Tracy room. An immersion /visual /sound of what it was like that Darwin night at Christmas. For people who have never experienced a Cyclone, let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum and gallery, our 2nd time here, it is well laid out and the displays are great, the gallery changes so check whats on. There is excellent display of cyclone Tracy. For all this the museum is also free although you can leave a donation . Well worth a visit

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