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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  • I spent a fabulous few hours foraging around this fantastic museum. Great local information and super cool local art.  more »
  • Not for me but it is free'' if you like art there is a display on at the moment. still worth a look there is a few other things to look at just not for me.  more »
  • Took a self guided tour of the Art Gallery and Museum and was impressed with the content. There was also a very interesting section on the devastation caused by Cyclone Tracy. We spent an hour here an...  more »
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  • Very well done displays with interesting informations. Different topics, like aboriginal art, animals, cyclone story of Darwin, as well as history of the northern territory and different boats. There are nice and clean toilets upstairs as well as downstairs. There is a gift shop too and an information shelter. Everything is for free which makes it an absolute must see in Darwin! Great!
  • Fantastic wildlife display, cyclone Tracey area and some great artwork. Cafe leaves a lot to be desired, but their outdoor dining area is excellent. The cafe may have just changed hands, and they were setting up an art exhibition the day we went so that aspect will improve too.
  • The art gallery contained many outstanding displays all of which were well explained and visually pleasing. The museum had very interesting exhibits on the animals of the area and of the effects on Darwin of cyclone Tracey. Definitely recommend it.
  • Great experience. Friendly staff. The exhibits about Cyclone Tracy, the different species of animals (as well as Sweetheart, the crocodile), and the history through time were very interesting.
  • I didn't get to see everything. My focus was on Cyclone Tracey. There were replicas of the way homes looked at the time the storm hit. There was an opportunity to experience the lack of visibility and loud roaring sound to which people were subjected. There were pictures and explanations of who was involved in dealing with the disaster. I did visit the section on Aboriginal art. I didn't get to view the section on animals and fish. The shop was expensive. Refreshments were limited and expensive. Bring your own. The public bus brings you from town to the front door. If you're a senior and have a seniors card, the trip is free.

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