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Australian Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
This is one of Australia's best displays of aircraft, it focuses on the role aviation has played in the Northern Territory. An American B52 bomber takes centre stage. 557 Stuart Highway, (08 8947 2145).

Australian Pearling Exhibition

The Australian Pearling Exhibition is near Stokes Hill. It tells the story of the pearling for which this region has been famous since the aborigines first traded pearls with the Macassan sailors who arrived from Celebes (Sulawesi) in Indonesia. A highlight is the display of modern pearl jewellery. Stokes Hill Wharf (08 8999 6573).


East Point Military Museum
There is an interesting display of WWII relics and the history of Darwin's war experiences. East Point Road (08 8981 9702).


Fannie Bay Goal
The name may be funny but, it's history is anything but. This was Darwin's main prison from 1883 to 1979. It is now a museum where you can view the cells and eerie gallows where the last hanging took place in 1952. There is also a display on the Cyclone Tracy devastation. East Point Road (08 8999 8290).

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory
The museum covers many aspects of the regions art, natural sciences, history and culture. Good collections of Aboriginal Art including bark paintings from Arnhem Land.There is also a display on the dramatic effects Cyclone Tracy had on the city in 1974. Highlights are the impressive Maritime Gallery and Sweetheart, the 5m stuffed crocodile. A neon lit exhibit shows the history of natural life in Darwin. The museum is set in a tropical garden on Darwin Harbour. Conacher Street, Fannie Bay (08 8999 8201).


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