Browns Mart, located in the centre of Darwin, is on the national heritage list, preserved as a place of interest. First built in 1885 as an emporium and market, it later housed a number of operations including a mining exchange, bank premises, auction rooms, steamship booking office, naval depot, Crown Law office and Police Headquarters. Just 12 years after construction it was badly damaged by a cyclone and was fully restored to its original condition.
Browns Mart is one of Darwin's premiere venues, hosting theatre performances or intimate bands, workshops and events. Start your weekend with free live music on Blue Bar Fridays, held in the courtyard of Browns Marts.
Some events, workshops and perfomance may not be 'free of charge'.