Museums around Darwin

Darwin Museums and Exhibitions

Australian Pearling Exhibition


Learn about the Australian pearling industry. Travel through time from the days of luggers and hard-hat diving to modern farming and pearl culture techniques. Audio-visual, static displays and industry relics give you a vivid insite into the history and the future of the pearling industry of Australia. LOCATION Stokes Hill Wharf. Open daily from10 am to 5 pm. CONTACT Ph 08 8999 6573

Museum and Reserve

East Point Military Museum and Reserve DARWIN MILITARY MUSEUM

The bunker where the army planned Top End defence strategy during World War II. The Darwin Military Museum was Darwin’s first museum. The museum includes artillery,videos, armored vehicles and photographs. This military museum displays war memorabilia, gun aiming equipment, firearms and aviation, navy and army exhibits. There is also a video showing dramatic live footage of the Japanese bombing of Darwin. The surroundings are part of the East Point Reserve. Open daily 9.30 am to 5 pm. LOCATION East Point Road, East Point. CONTACT Ph 08 8981 9702 – Darwin Mititary Museum

Museum and Art Gallery of the NT

Museum and Art Gallery of the NT MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY OF THE NT

The Museum and Art Gallery of the NT complex consists of 5 major permanent galleries, a touring gallery, educational facilities for school groups, a theatre, the Museum Shop and the Cornucopia Museum Cafe.The Museum and Art Gallery of the N T covers many aspects of the region’s art, natural sciences, history and culture. Fantastic collections on Aboriginal Art and culture, visual arts and crafts including pieces from the South-East Asia and Pacific regions, maritime archaeology and NT history. Great entertainment for all the family. Sat to Sun 10.00am to 5.00pm. Free of Charge. LOCATION Conacher Street, Fannie Bay, Darwin NT 0801 CONTACT Ph 08 8999 8264

Fannie Bay Gaol Museum


Darwin’s original penal institution in Fannie Bay is now a museum. Since 1883 The old gaol with its crude facilities and a chilling old gallows section is a grim reminder of what life in the gaol was like.The Fannie Bay Gaol was still in use until 1979, when the Berrimah Gaol was officially opened. LOCATION Cnr East Point Road and Ross Smith Avenue in Fannie Bay. Open daily from 10 am to 5 pm and is free of charge . CONTACT Ph 08 89998290

Aviation Heritage Center


A feature of the museum is the WWII Spitfire and the huge B-52 bomber, one of only two found outside the US. There are aircraft displays including the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter plane, a remnant from Darwin’s attack in 1942. Other exhibits include a Wessex helicopter, a Sabre jet and static displays on Australian aviation history. Open daily 9am–5pm. Guided tours at 10am and 2pm. LOCATION 557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie. CONTACT Ph 08 8947 2145 – Email

Mbantua Art Gallery


Mbantua is proud to bring the red centre of Australia to the tropics! Specialists in Aboriginal art from the Utopia region, 250km north-east of Alice Springs, enjoy the rich colours from our artists, including Barbara Weir, Gloria Petyarre, Minnie Pwerle, the Morton sisters, Lindsay Bird and many more. LOCATION 2/30 The Mall Smith St Darwin. CONTACT Phone 0889416611 – Mobile 0419830934 – Fax 0889415611 – Mbantua Gallery and Cultural Museum

Museums around Darwin - Lyons Cottage LYONS COTTAGE

One of Darwin’s old buildings that have survived the ravages of time and weather. Visit this restored 1925 stone cottage and its photographic displays and you will get a glimpse of early European Darwin. Lyons Cottage is also known as (BAT-British Australian Telegraph House). LOCATION Cnr of the Esplanade and Knuckey St Darwin. Open Monday to Friday 10 am to 4.30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from10 am to 4 pm Free of charge. CONTACT Ph 08 89811750