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.

COVID-19

As per the Northern Territory Government guidelines, you can help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the Northern Territory:

  • Please stay at home if you are feeling sick.

  • Sanitise your hands using our hand sanitisers at the front desk upon arrival.

  • Please sign in on your Territory Check-In App when you arrive at MAGNT's Darwin and Alice Springs venues.

  • Please avoid handshaking and physical contact with others.

  • Please practice hand hygiene and wash your hands regularly.

  • Face masks must be worn in public when you cannot maintain a physical distance of 1.5m.

  • Try and travel at quiet times to try to avoid crowds.

  • Please try to use contactless rather than handling money.

For the latest COVID-19 updates please go to the Northern Territory Government Coronavirus website.

Museum of Central Australia

4 Memorial Ave, Alice Springs

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

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

Closed Mondays and Good Friday

Closed Monday 20 December 2021 to Tuesday 11 January 2022

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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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