The best museums in Darwin in March 2023

These are the top 10 best museums in Darwin, Australia, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2023. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

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These are the best museums in Darwin:

  1. Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory1

    Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

    The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory ( MAGNT ) is the main museum in the Northern Territory . The museum is located in the inner Darwin suburb of Fannie Bay . The MAGNT is governed by the Board of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and is supported by the Museums an
  2. Darwin Military Museum2

    Darwin Military Museum

  3. Fannie Bay Gaol3

    Fannie Bay Gaol

    Fannie Bay Gaol is a historic gaol in Fannie Bay, Northern Territory , Australia . The gaol operated as Her Majesty's Gaol and Labour Prison, from 20 September 1883 until 1 September 1979.
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    Aboriginal Fine Arts Gallery

    If you are into Australian Indigenous Art, definitely visit this gallery and admire naturalistic and abstract designs painted on canvas.
  5. Darwin Aviation Museum5

    Darwin Aviation Museum

    You can see military aircraft and engines here. Also, this is one of the two places outside the US where you can see the B-52 bomber.
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    Lyons Cottage

    The only existing example of colonial bungalow style architecture in Darwin. After the cyclone in 1974, it was turned into a museum.
  7. 7

    NT Chinese Museum

    First Chinese labourers came to Darwin in 1874 and the museum's aim is to show the importance of Chinese community and preserve it.
  8. 8

    Mason Gallery

    One of the galleries presenting Australian Aboriginal Art focusing mainly on artists from the Western Desert areas.
  9. 9

    Northern Centre For Contemporary Art

    24HR Art pursues the goal of gathering contemporary visual art in an experimental and accessible way for all visitors.
  10. 10

    Burnett House

    Last of its kind and one of the four houses which now make up the Myilly Point Heritage Precinct. This house is now open as a museum.

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