Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin

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The Museum and 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 and 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 often find Museums boring, but this was far from it. Cyclone Tracy section was amazing, and learnt so much. We got a great understanding about the Aboriginal Culture from the artwork and short... 
    I often find Museums boring, but this was far from it. Cyclone Tracy section was amazing, and learnt so much. We got a great understanding about the Aboriginal Culture from the artwork and short...  more »
  • I love this museum and art gallery. Having said that, for this visit, I concentrated on the gallery and saw the impressive Testra Indigenous Art Award collection. Powerful and moving work. 
    I love this museum and art gallery. Having said that, for this visit, I concentrated on the gallery and saw the impressive Testra Indigenous Art Award collection. Powerful and moving work.  more »
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  • Free admission. Donation will be appreciated. Learn some history about Darwin the Tracy the cyclone and aboriginals people and arts and animals around this area. Good place to go for a hot weather. And also good to bring your kids. Recommend allow 1-2 hour for this Museum or even longer if you have a relax travel schedule. Gift shop has a lot to sell and the staff are friendly.
  • One of the best museums I've been to in Australia! And free admission. NATSIAA Art Awards were showing. Amazing work. Recorded memories of the cyclone in 74 are engaging. The large exhibition of real boats is impressive and the accounts of travel from Vietnam touching. Overall, so much to see here, great cafe, and beautiful location by the water. An excellent resource and way to spend half a day in Darwin.

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