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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  • The cyclone setup which was so real. The gallery as always a great presentation. The gallery is not far out of the city and in our opinion a need be visit.  more »
  • Wow! The museum is fabulous. I especially enjoyed all the information and displays about Cyclone Tracy. It was amazing being in the sound booth listening to what the cyclone sounded like. The set out....  more »
  • The travelling exhibition of Sidney Nolan's iconic Ned Kelly paintings is fantastic, especially if you've got kids. I took my 6 year old granddaughter to see it and she was given a mini iPad with descriptions of the paintings written in the character of Ned Kelly and a Ned Kelly doll to take around. We both loved it and it led to some very interesting discussions about hero or villain. Best $3 spent in a long while. Also don't miss the Therese Ritchie retrospective and the solar system exhibition.
  • Brilliant free outing. Thought that others were probably starved for ideas around what to do in Darwin when it was suggested to us... however we stayed for over 3 hours and enjoyed every minute. Beautifully set out stages of displays and easy to follow stories and information. No one standout area, all were a brilliant effort!
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