Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

The Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory offers an excellent lesson about the culture and history of the Northern Territory. View collections of Aboriginal, Southeast Asian, and Oceanic art and archaeological discoveries from Australian seas. The museum holds a collection of over 30,000 items and almost always puts on special exhibits, so check the schedule when you're in Darwin. Put Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Darwin day trip planning tool .
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  • We walked here from the botanical gardens as they are fairly close. Good exhibits and fine building. We came to see the aboriginal art but it was under reconstruction. It is still well worth visiting....  more »
  • This exhibit is an immersive experience of going through the cyclone. It is really well designed and highlights the before and after building methods of Darwin housing.  more »
  • Learnt so much about Darwin..it's history and it's past....a definite place to visit when your in Darwin. The cyclone Tracy exhibits bought back some memories.  more »
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  • A place to definitely visit while in Darwin. Admittance is free unless there is a visiting exhibition. They have good displays relating to the flora and fauna of the Territory as well as its social history and the early exploration from Indonesia. During school holidays at various times they have sessions for children on the museum and touch and feel. Mainly on a Sunday there are talks in the theatrette. Their restaurant has received favourable reviews.
  • This was a great insight into Darwin's history, specially cyclone Tracy. The Tracy exhibit is one of the best I've seen, audio, video and lots of historical artifacts. Big display of Sweetheart too, although I'm not sure if its the real croc but its still pretty cool. Lots of native art and a theater with interviews from community leaders. Food court is closed till Feb 2018. Entry is free There was a bloke making crepe outside
  • Not bad for a small city. Cyclone Tracy and bombing of Darwin exhibitions were good. Free entry, well gold coin donation. No eating options when we were there, however, Darwin Ski club was a short walk.
  • Decent place, free entry was a plus. But maybe I read really quickly because I was through in 30-40 minutes. There also seemed to only be one art gallery open (on Indigenous Australian paintings which really started to blur together in their similarity). Finally they may have recently replaced the floor in the gallery because there was a really really strong plastic/rubber smell in that room
  • This is a great museum, which is clean with very cool displays. It is free entry and they provide lockers ($2 refundable coin required) for valuables as backpacks not allowed inside. There is an amazing section on Cyclone Tracy. You can also see the huge crocodile that was captured in Darwin.

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