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.
Central Australian fauna is highlighted in impressive displays. Temporary exhibitions change annually.
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.
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.