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  •   Darwin - Rainy Day


•   Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory has a remarkable collection of Aboriginal art and artefacts including bark paintings and carvings from Arnhem Land, Melville Island and Bathurst Island. Exhibits include a Cyclone Tracy display and the Sweet and Sour display on the history of the Chinese in the area. Admission is free, though an entry fee can apply to some exhibitions.

•   Fannie Bay Gaol Museum
Fannie Bay Gaol Museum occupies Darwin's former jail. There are exhibits about the jail, including old cells and the gallows. Other exhibits recount the history of Darwin. Scroll down for details.

•   Lyons Cottage
Lyons Cottage (also known as the British Australian Telegraph Residence Museum) was built as housing for staff of the British and Australian Telegraph Company. It has been converted into a museum which documents local history. Scroll down for details.

•   East Point Military Museum
The East Point Military Museum was opened in 1969, as an artillery museum, established by the Royal Australian Artillery Association. Located in an old war bunker, it was Darwin`s first museum. Exhibitions include artillery, various armoured vehicles, Japanese weapons, and history of the Japanese bombing of Darwin. It also houses part of the Territory Arms and Armament Collection.

•   State Square
State Square includes many fine public buildings. There are free tours of Parliament House at the weekend. The Northern Territory Library is housed in the same building and is open every day.

•   Supreme Court
Across the square is the Supreme Court, where the foyer has an interesting mosaic floor.

•   MGM Grand Darwin Casino
Set amidst lush gardens the MGM Grand Darwin Casino offers all types of gaming. There is also a choice of fine restaurants.

•   Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
The Centre showcases the Northern Territory`s aviation history and Darwin`s frontier role in World War II. Exhibits include a B52 bomber, a Zero fighter which was shot down, engines, armaments, photographs of Darwin at war, pioneer flights and record breakers.

•   Indo Pacific Marine
Indo Pacific Marine at Stokes Hill Wharf precinct is a marine environmental and educational resource centre. There are day and evening tours of the Centre's live coral reef and the many creatures that inhabit it.

•   Australian Pearling Exhibition
Also at Stokes Hill Wharf, the Australian Pearling Exhibition will take you through years of pearling history, from the days of the lugger and hard hat diving to modern farming and pearl culturing techniques. Gain an insight into local pearling history and see local pearls on show.



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