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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is the Northern Territory’s premier cultural organisation.


Our principal facility since 1981 is on Larrakia Land at Bullocky Point in Darwin, home to internationally renowned cultural and scientific collections and research and exhibition programs.

MAGNT also operates the historic Fannie Bay Gaol in Darwin, the Museum of Central Australia incorporating the Strehlow Research Centre in Alice Springs, Megafauna Central and the Alcoota Fossil Bed site north east of Alice Springs.


MAGNT also manages the historic Lyons Cottage on Darwin’s Esplanade and the Defence of Darwin Experience at East Point in Darwin.

MAGNT attracts over 300,000 visitors annually to our sites.

MAGNT Darwin
Open daily: 10am–4pm
Lyons Cottage 
Open Mon–Fri: 9am–4pm
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Megafauna Central
Open Mon & Wed–Fri: 10am–4pm
Open Sat–Sun: 10am–2pm
Historic Fannie Bay Gaol
Open Sat 10am - 2pm
Museum of Central Australia
Open Tue–Fri: 10am–4pm
Open Sat–Sun: 10am–2pm
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Defence of Darwin Experience
Open daily: 10am - 3.30pm

Work at MAGNT

MAGNT is a dynamic and exciting place to build your career.

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