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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:
+61 8 8999 8201
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10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
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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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Museum and Art Gallery - Cyclone Tracey

We went there mainly to learn more about cyclone Tracey. This was well documented in the museum, with a room to give you an idea of what it was like for the people on that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there mainly to learn more about cyclone Tracey. This was well documented in the museum, with a room to give you an idea of what it was like for the people on that day(night). There was a lot of aboriginal art. the skin of sweetheart the crocodile and other interesting things..............well worth a visit if you are in... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a small set up with a lot going on, we found the cyclone Tracey exhibit fascinating and loved the story of sweetheart.

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Cairns Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to visit. There was a lot to see and well displayed. You could spend hours looking and reading about all the exabitions if you wanted too. There is also a nice little café on site. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good place to review Australian art. Recommended but watch the opening times and cant get crowded for Darwin if a tour bus arrives.

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Thank Keith G
Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very easy to while away several hours without realizing it. We always tell our visitors to check out this museum. Its free and air conditioned ...bonus!

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Thank John M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a dedicated must for tourists. It's a huge museum with the added benefit of having an art gallery to view. We loved the cyclone Tracy exhibition which was very insightful and reminded us of the horrible devastation back on that fateful day. Kids would love looking at certain items with the animal and boat exhibitions being standouts. Extremely... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Free entry and a must for any visitor to Darwin. Well laid out and the art can be spectacular particularly when Aboriginal Art awards are on. All exhibit extremely well laid out. Well worth it

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 4 at the time left here feeling like "really, is that it?" Not much at all in the museum or art gallery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

There's lots of different things to see and different collections to go through. Free entry was also a bonus.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in Darwin for a quick 2 day visit in the wet season. A lot of attractions aren't open because of the weather but we loved the museum. In fact we visited twice over our 2 days stay. The Cyclone Tracy and Indigenous art exhibitions are must sees. There's also the bonus of a great cafe and shop -... More 

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