Katherine Museum

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Place Category: Katherine, Northern Territory, and The Top End

  • ‘Share Our Yesterday’s Today’

    Located only 3km from the Katherine Post Office on the way to Katherine Gorge is the fascinating Katherine Museum.

    Originally constructed as an air terminal for the region during WW2 it is now a ‘must see’ tourist stop to visitors of this region.

    The Katherine Museum collects and preserves the region’s cultural heritage and artefacts to make available the collection to the public through displays, publications, or as a research centre. The Katherine Museum works with the tourism industries in the development of the Museums precinct and visitation areas.

    The Museum’s Community Gardens Project is in progress and embraces the rock of significance for the Jawyon tribe. The rock in dreamtime represents the resting place for the kangaroo on its journey to the Katherine Gorge.

    You can experience our region through visual and audio interpretation. Our Museum site was the town’s old aerodromes and was bombed 91 times on the 22 March 1943.

    What will you get to see in Katherine Museum?

    * Clyde Fenton’s Gypsy Moth
    * Overland Telegraph Line Display
    * 1998 Flood Movie
    * Second World War Display
    * Russian Peanut Farmers
    * One Man, Three Cultures, The Icon

    The Gift Shop

    Eftpos is available in the gift shop and entrance to the Museum.

    The Museum has a large range of historical books covering all aspects of history in the Northern Territory. Visitors may browse our book shelves at leisure or ask the Museum staff for assistance.

    We stock handmade didgeridoo’s made from local timbers and illustrated by a local family that take extreme pride in their techniques for handcrafting each didgeridoo.

    There is a collection of tea towels and other smaller souvenir that you may wish to purchase for loved ones or friends at home.

    We also have a collection of various postcards, large range of local and regional history books on sale.

    Our Gift Shop and Museum is air-conditioned for the comfort of all our visitors.

    We can ring a taxi for those visitors that get dropped off by a tour guide or taxi.

    There is a small range of soft drinks and water available for our visitors and the Tea Rooms are located outside for those who wish to have a cuppa under the trees.

    We look forward to seeing you soon at the Katherine Outback Heritage Museum.

    If you would like more information please visit our website: www.katherinemuseum.com or follow us on Facebook.

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