Museum of Central Australia

From the big bang to the present day, the Museum of Central Australia follows the geological history of the area.  

 

The Museum of Central Australia is based in the Araluen Cultural Precinct in Alice Springs. It tells the story of the region's unique natural history, following the evolution of the landscape and the fascinating creatures that inhabited it. 

The Museum of Central Australia also houses the Strehlow Research Centre, one of Australia's most important collections of film, sound, archival records and museum objects relating to Indigenous ceremonial life.

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Museum of Central Australia

4 Memorial Ave, Alice Springs

Open Tue–Fri: 10am–4pm
Open Sat–Sun: 10am–2pm

Closed Mondays and Good Friday

Closed Mon 19 December to

FREE ENTRY to NT residents
Adult: $8 | Child/conc. $6
Family (2 adults, 3 children) $20
Under 4 | Free

Please note: The Strehlow Research Centre remains closed to the public until further notice. 

+61 8 8951 1121
info@magnt.net.au
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A Frontier Journey:
1915-1918 photographs by Otto Tschirn

A remarkable insight into the social world of the Central Australian frontier in the early 20th century.

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Natural History Gallery

From the big bang to the present day, meteorite fragments, fossils and interpretive displays detail the geological history of Central Australia.

The Strehlow Research Centre

Located within the Museum of Central Australia, The Strehlow Research Centre manages one of the most important ethnographic collections of film, sound, archival records and objects relating to Indigenous ceremonial life found anywhere in the world.

 

This collection is based around the field work and writings of Professor Theodor George Henry Strehlow, often referred to as TGH Strehlow, who spent more than four decades in recording the ceremonial customs and traditions of Aranda culture in Central Australia. 

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