The Katherine Museum & Gardens

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The Katherine Museum & Gardens

The Katherine Museum & Gardens
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • Gardens • History Museums
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Discover the unique history of the Katherine region at the Katherine Museum & Gardens. Start at the McNamara Cottage and gift shop, visit the Clyde Fenton Gallery, the Overland Telegraph Line building and Wallie’s Shed to see diverse displays of people, place and culture. Through outdoor and indoor displays, the museum showcases the resilience, resourcefulness and adventurous spirit of the people of the Katherine region. From town icon and Wardaman stockman, Sabu Singh, Galloping Jack and Russian Peanut Farmers to the Daisy Cutter bombs that fell during World War Two, Katherine’s strong military ties and the Katherine Floods, find out how and where it happened. Have a picnic or take a walk in the beautiful community gardens.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Beth H
Eltham North25 contributions
Museum in Katherine worth a visit
Sep. 2021 • Couples
The museum is well worth a visit. There is so much to learn about the history of Katherine and the indigenous people. It is nicely laid out and the staff were very helpful and informative.
Written 17 September 2021
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David B
Bruce, Australia886 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug. 2021 • Couples
This museum has a lot of exhibits but the highlight for me was an ABC video describing the 1998 flood. It went for a long time but it was compelling.

There was information about the Jap bombing in WWII. There was also some history of Tindal.

Another building had historic telecommunications gear. Yet another, air conditioned building, had the gypsy moth that was used by the flying doctor.

Around the museum was a lot of decrepit machinery in poor condition.

The gardens are pretty but no dogs. Goodness knows why. We did not bother.
Written 29 August 2021
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caddyandbellA
Perth, Australia3,459 contributions
Not very much to see
Jun. 2021
The museum is a pretty basic one with bits and pieces but nothing really too exciting.$10 entry fee and I think the most interesting thing was the old Telegraph items.Lots of old vehicles in the gardens and the plane out the back
Written 30 July 2021
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Yuwadee
Southern Queensland, Australia6 contributions
Excellent displays
Mar. 2021
Great tribute to the bombing of Katherine and the floods. Very informative, I learnt a lot. Well worth the measily 10 fee
Written 28 March 2021
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John B
Adelaide, Australia47 contributions
Great for some local knwoledge
Mar. 2021 • Couples
I though this was well worth the $10 entry fee. If you like to find out about the local history, and can read a little, this is a great place to visit. There are four building to visit, all be it one is quite small (telegraph building). I believe that this is a place you should ensure you visit.
Written 22 March 2021
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Leslie S
Mount Morgan, Australia43 contributions
Not worth $10
Oct. 2020 • Couples
For $10 there was really nothing great deal to see. We were in and out within 1/2-45 mins, to us it felt more like a junk yard than a museum. Lady pretty much rushed in telling us in what was in what sheds,
Written 15 October 2020
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lizmullinar
Cessnock, Australia9 contributions
Worth a visit
Aug. 2020 • Couples
A really comprehensive museum, well with a visit with a ver helpful woman at the ticket office.lots to see and enjoy
Written 8 September 2020
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Wayde N
Sweden20 contributions
Interesting visit
Dec. 2018
Popped in because we were staying just next to at Knotts Crossing Resort. Was great to learn some of the local history and the timeline when things happened. Was some video to see about the big flood in the 80s.
Written 8 November 2019
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Neale P
Cranbourne, Australia219 contributions
Katherine Tour
Oct. 2019 • Couples
Attended the museum in Katherine, and this was our 2nd time after visiting in 2016. Unfortunately nothing has really changed in that time but it is still a great place to visit with some great historical information about the floods in 1998 and the characters that the region was built on.
Written 19 October 2019
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PeterLangston
Tamworth, Australia868 contributions
Allow Enough Time
Sep. 2019 • Couples
The Katherine Museum, features an extensive collection of First World War memorabilia and some excellent videos on past floods in Katherine. Katherine features a very high bridge over which the Stuart Highway - the only road between Darwin and Adelaide - passes 18 metres above the Katherine River. In 1998, the floods peaked at 22 metres and the impossible was achieved, the submersion of the high bridge.

In a hanger outside, a description of the main characters who have featured in Katherine’s history is provided on large boards which also feature excellent portraits. This was a really effective display. In the centre of this large space is one of the original Royal Flying Doctor aircraft. I think I’d want to
Written 17 September 2019
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The Katherine Museum & Gardens is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sat - Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm