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Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre

Paterson Street, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0861, Australia
+61 8 8962 2221
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Aboriginal arts and history and a small shop

Visited in November. It wasn't very busy and was in the process of being revamped but they had... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Sydney, Australia
FANTASTIC display of indigenous culture and awful history

This has to be one of the best displays of cultural and natural information (including bush tucker... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Tennant Creek, Australia
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Nyinkka Nyunyu is an authentic Aboriginal Art & Culture Centre, which celebrates both the history and the living culture of the proud Warumungu people, traditional owners of Tennant Creek. It is also a fine museum and the regional art gallery for the surrounding Barkly Region. The staff are friendly, traditional Warumungu people who offer a genuine Aboriginal experience. Take the audio tour to hear the stories of this amazing landscape! Open 7 days per week.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“bush tucker” (4 reviews)
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Paterson Street, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory 0861, Australia
+61 8 8962 2221
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

Visited in November. It wasn't very busy and was in the process of being revamped but they had some very interesting exhibits and stories about aboriginal culture and history

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

This has to be one of the best displays of cultural and natural information (including bush tucker) around, together with the horrible realities of what happened when whitefellas invaded.More

1  Thank PeterD4781
KateForan, Manager at Nyinkka Nyunyu Art & Culture Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and that you were moved by the content of the museum. The more we understand the past, the more reconciled we can go forward, together, into the future! All the best on your...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the centre on a day they were preparing for an evening harmony festival concert. Despite all the preparations, the staff took the time with us to ensure that we enjoyed our visit. There were some wonderful pieces of art and lots interesting items...More

2  Thank Kristine R
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We did the audio tour of Nyinkka Nyunyu Art centre in Tennant Creek a couple of weeks ago to get our fill of the local culture while we were in the area. Some nice pieces on display but some of the technology for the audio...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our initial visit to the centre was towards closing time so it was suggested that we visit again the next day so that we could take the $12.50 pp audio tour. Also we were told that we could meet the artist whose painting we had...More

2  Thank Robert D
Reviewed 21 June 2016

Location 5/5 Right on the highway as you enter Tennant Creek. Service 3/5 I had read other reviews that said it looked like they were closed, no one was there to serve them, etc. We also got that feeling. We went in and there were...More

2  Thank Les B
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the audio tour of the centre and gardens but were a little disappointed. The technology used is past its use by date and one of the exhibits was asking for a computer re-boot. The attendant apologized that we would probably run out of...More

3  Thank NouveauNomads
Reviewed 12 June 2016

Such a welcoming place to visit.The exhibitions are well thought out with information documented well. The staff were very helpful and open for questions.Highly recommended.

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Visitor centre is really interesting and staff very friendly. Met local artists and stories of artworks explained, highly recommend a visit.

1  Thank Caroline W
Reviewed 12 January 2016

Very professional set up of displays combined with audio which can be taken at your own pace ($12.50). The tour covers approximately 26 displays across a range of topics including history of indigenous Australians, culture, bush food and remedies etc both inside the building and...More

2  Thank Malcolm F
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