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.
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  • We were pleasantly surprised .We saw sunshine the biggest crocodile and a interesting tribute to cyclone Tracey from 1974. the wild life displays were great.  more »
  • The Museum and Art Gallery is divided into a number of different galleries and exhibits, all of them very well laid out. It was easy to negotiate the various exhibits. The Cyclone Tracey gallery was v...  more »
  • We visited the museum While in Darwin It's a great spot to cool off and look at the exhibits which are nature based Good cafe as well and a nice view on the balcony this is also Free entry We loved se...  more »
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  • 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.