Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
(4.5/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, Darwin attractions like Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full Darwin itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Darwin

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Darwin by other users

18 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 28 days in Perth & Darwin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, teens, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Northern Territory BY A USER FROM AUSTRIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM RUSSIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in Australia BY A USER FROM QATAR June, kids, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Darwin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Darwin BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Darwin, Cairns Region & Kakadu National Park BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Darwin & Cairns BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Visiting this small but very informative museum was a delight. There is a special section/experience dedicated to the Cyclone Tracey Disaster. This, on its own , is well worth a look. There are sectio...  more »
  • Stopped in for a short visit but this was a very worthwhile one. Learnt more about the horror of Cyclone Tracy and a bit of the areas history 
  • Kids loved all the interactive displays. Cyclone Tracey exhibit very impressive and insightful. Indigenous displays and history. Fully air-conditioned! 
Google
  • Great quality museum and it's FREE! Good exhibits covering Aboriginal art and culture, local fauna and fauna, relics, fossils etc. An absolutely fantastic Cyclone Tracy exhibit that features photos and video of the destruction left in its wake, a buckled transmission tower demonstrating the shear force of the winds experienced, examples of housing before and after the cyclone and a truly daunting sound room playing an actual recording of the sound of the howling wind and debris hitting the house during the cyclone. Easily accessible by public bus (route 10 or Orbital Express) or a 30 minute stroll from Darwin CBD.
  • Greatbolace to get away from the heat. Really interesting exhibits & big space. Just a little out of the way to get to.
  • Museum was ok.. large range of aboriginal paintings and crafted items, nice maritime range and enjoyed the detailed display of Cyclone Tracey.. however the museum is small.. expected the museum to be larger being in a city
  • Had a great arvo here. Worth a visit. Free parking. Free entry. And lots of local knowledge to be absorbed in an air conditioned building.
  • An inspiring and wonderful insight into the magical place that is the Northern Territory.