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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

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Address: 19 Conacher St | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8999 8201
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the NT's...

The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the NT's premier cultural institution.

Enjoy permanent exhibition highlights such as Cyclone Tracy, Natural History and Sweetheart, a famous croc as well as exciting temporary exhibitions.

Enjoy a meal at the picturesque Cornucopia cafe overlooking the sea or purchase a book or gift at the Store at the Museum.

Entry is free. MAGNT runs an engaging series of talks, public programs, workshops and school holiday programs. Check out the website for details

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Well worth a visit.

Good museum and art gallery overlooking Fanny Bay and the Arafura Sea. Fantastic collection of Indigenous Art and examples of Top End bird life and animals. The Cyclone Tracy... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
John T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

Good museum and art gallery overlooking Fanny Bay and the Arafura Sea. Fantastic collection of Indigenous Art and examples of Top End bird life and animals. The Cyclone Tracy exhibit is worth a visit to get some idea of the devastating experience which Darwin went through on Christmas Eve 1974. Complete you visit with lunch of a snack in the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

I visited the Art Gallery to see indigenous art during the 2014 Aboriginal Art Festival. The bonus for me was your exhibition about the Cyclone. My brother worked in Darwin as a plasterer after the Cyclone and while I was in Darwin the book 'Warning' was launched. I also heard first hand what happened for some indigenous communities. It was... More 

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Tea Gardens, Australia
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

We could have spent a lot more time at the The Museum and Art Gallery. It has such interesting and diverse exhibits, things you would not see elsewhere. Alas time was our enemy as we had to get on the last Hop On Hop Off bus to take us to the Mindil Beach Markets.

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Thank Gordon M
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Containing a number of galleries ranging from natural history, to aboriginal history and art, to the Cyclone Tracy gallery, to the Japanese bombing during WWII, there is something for everyone at the MAGNT. I spent about three hours in there and it was not enough. Highly recommended!

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Warwick, Australia
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

A great view into Darwin and its culture with particular emphasis on the cyclone and the bombing of Darwin.

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Penguin, Australia
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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Great little museum. Cyclone Tracey exhibit is fantastic. Free lockers to use whilst in the museum. Friendly staff, good gift shop. Had a great lunch in their cafe, food was good, although maybe not as great as our last visit 2 years ago.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Easy access and nice and cool to walk around in . Provides a glimpse of flora and fauna around the NT. There is an interesting Cyclone Tracy exhibit and also one of "Sweetheart" the 80 year old croc. The art gallery is exceptional displaying many works of talented indigenous peoples. An excellent museum.

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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I took my mum here for lunch and to see the Cyclone collection. The food at the restaurant was delicious, the staff were helpful and friendly and the view was just great from the alfresco deck. We spent the afternoon wandering the collections and found them comprehensive and informative - definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 3, 2016

Well done Darwin on this free event, it is well laid out with plenty of variety, really like the cyclone Tracy section

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

Located looking over the most beautiful water in the world this museum and art gallery may be small in size but what it contains is great! We really enjoyed the combined approach. Exhibitions were well presented and organised. Our favourites exhibitions were - Cyclone Tracy, Natural Sciences and Indigenous Art but all were interesting! Of course one cant go past... More 

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