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The Araluen Cultural Precinct is home to some of the most significant artistic, cultural and historical experiences in Alice Springs and provides a unique visitor experience, encompassing Central Australia’s key cultural institutions and collections. The Araluen Arts Centre showcases the beginning and continuing development of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement and is currently displaying the Desert Mob Exhibition with over 250 works from 31 aboriginal art centres throughout SA, WA and NT. The Araluen Art Collection is also on display including significant work by celebrated watercolourist Albert Namatjira. The Museum of Central Australia features exhibits of the unique natural and geological history of the region and incorporates the Strehlow Research Centre. The Central Australian Aviation Museum displays a selection of aircraft and an original Connellan Airways hangar. Central Craft includes a gallery, craft shop and workshop studio. Yaye’s Café serves coffee, breakfast, lunch and bush-inspired treats and is open from 9am Mon-Fri and from 8am Sat and Sun.

Opening times:
Open everyday from 10:00 to 16:00

Opening hours exceptions from 24/12/2016 to 8/01/2017:

24/12/2016: Closed
Entry cost:
Adult tickets from $10 to $15
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Car park
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Public Toilet
  • Australian Tourism Accreditation Program