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Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) Tours

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Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT)
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) showcases a collection of more than 1.2 million natural history specimens and 30,000 art and cultural works. In addition to its seven galleries, MAGNT has a family-friendly Discovery Centre, providing visitors of all ages with fascinating insight into Australia’s history and heritage.
 
The Basics
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory has three permanent galleries and four temporary galleries that host special exhibitions throughout the year, while the Discovery Centre offers interactive displays suitable for the whole family. The museum is featured in a range of Darwin sightseeing tours, including a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, a half-day city highlights tour, and another itinerary that combines major sights with an optional sunset cruise.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entrance to the museum is free, although there is sometimes a fee for temporary exhibitions.
  • Large bags, backpacks, and umbrellas must be left in the cloakroom—lockers are available for a small deposit.
  • The museum has a café, drinking fountains, and plenty of picnic spots.
  • The museum is fully accessible for wheelchair users and strollers.
 
How to Get There
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory is located on the seafront Bullocky Point, a 10-minute drive north of downtown Darwin. Bus No. 6 runs from downtown and stops right outside the museum.

When to Get There
The museum is open daily, year-round, and weekday mornings are typically the quietest time to visit. From April to October, visit on a Thursday or Sunday afternoon, then make your way to the nearby Mindil Beach Sunset Market for dinner and shopping.
 
Highlights of the MAGNT
Among the many highlights of the MAGNT are a range of Aboriginal artworks, a Maritime Gallery with numerous Australian and Southeast Asian vessels on display, and a moving exhibition on the devasting 1974 Cyclone Tracy. One of the most famous specimens of the natural history collection is “Sweetheart,” a 50-year-old saltwater crocodile who died during a rescue attempt in 1979 and measures 16.7 feet (5.1 meters) long.
Address: Conacher Street, Darwin 0801, Australia
Admission: Free. There may be a fee for special events
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