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Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

Closes in 6 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 AM
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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...more
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19 Conacher St | Bullocky Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
+61 8 8999 8201
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All reviews cyclone tracey natural history sound booth cornucopia cafe free entry worth a visit ski club great cafe interesting exhibits on display northern territory air conditioned great displays few hours couple of hours hop on hop off bus darwin history
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This museum is located only a short taxi ride or bus trip from the city centre and entry is free. We were mainly interested in the Cyclone Tracy exhibition but we saw several other displays on our way to this display. We saw such things...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Terry B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum covers a lot of territory (no pun intended). A bit of natural history, a bit of local history, art, natural science. But it is all done well. And it has a pretty good cafe as well.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JohntheLast
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited based suggestions from our hotel & a few uber drivers. It was free entry but they did ask for a gold coin donation. It had an aboriginal art gallery, native animal exhibit, Cyclone Tracey which was really interesting. Sweetheart (the stuffed Crocodile) was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank zoep60
Reviewed 1 week ago

This free museum is an excellent window to a lot of history of the Northern Territory. I really enjoyed the Cyclone Tracy room and the Maritime room with all the boats of interest. The refugee boats from Vietnam were an eye opener on how people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank LIRoss55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great half day outing with lots of interesting exhibits. Thoroughly recommend when travelling to Darwin. Free entry, air conditioned and well maintained

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Z496ZLsueb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have been here, don't go back, nothing has changed. Good thing it is free. May be OK to fill in a wet day but otherwise give it a miss.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ken M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum is quiet small but it's very neat and tidy and clean and doesn't smell old and musty like most museums They had a spider display but when you got up there it was $15 to enter, which seemed a bit steep, maybe a smaller...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MarsinMandurah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cyclone Tracey exhibit really moved me. I remember it happening, even though I was still at school. The use of music to evoke the time is very well done. Walking in to a darkened room to hear the shriek of the cyclone which someone...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dianne O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great Territory icon, excellent museum filled with historical and cultural life of northern Australia. Great Maritime history of traditional trading vessels of Australasia. Nice cafe with aircon or outside dining.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank marinemw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Twice visited museum/art gallery and well worth for both Tiwi art, Cyclone Tracy and great views of bayside from windows throughout the building. All buses stop at entry so very easy transport to visit. Seniors enjoy free travel on No 6 local bus.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Response from Kiwibob739 | Reviewed this property |
I went on a weekend and it was 10am - 5pm