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Nyinkka Nyunyu Art and Culture Centre

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Take a guided tour of the fascinating art, culture, and interpretive centre to learn about Aboriginal life, history, and land around Tennant Creek.

Nyinkka Nyunyu (pronounced ny-ink-a ny-oo ny-oo) is a fascinating art centre/gallery and culture museum, which provides visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in local Warumungu culture, to learn about Aboriginal life, history and land in the Tennant Creek region.

Located on Warumungu land, on the main street of Tennant Creek, the centre's focus is the sacred site of the Nyinkka (spiky tailed goanna). Surrounding the sacred site are arid-zone gardens featuring local bush tucker and bush medicine plants. A visit through the museum interprets uses of these plants, along with a selection of displays handcrafted by Warumungu artists to reflect their rich and diverse history. Museum entry includes an audio tour which also takes you out through the aridzone gardens, interpreting the plants and the landscape through Aboriginal eyes.

Follow your tour with a relaxing visit to Jajjikari Cafe, renowned for good coffee, then browse the local artwork, crafts, books and CDs in the retail area. One of the key benefits of a visit to our Centre is the chance to mingle with knowledgeable local Warumungu, who will take the time for a chat with you. We welcome you to learn about our ways, and look forward to meeting you!

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    Activities

    • Galleries Museums and Collections
    • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
    • Landmarks and Buildings
    • Natural Attractions
    • Parks and Gardens
    • Shopping and Markets

    Opening times

    Open every day 8am to 4pm. Closed over Christmas period 24 Decenber to 2 January.

    Entry cost

    • Indicativeprices tickets from $12.50
    • Child tickets from $7.50

    Facilities

    • Cafe
    • Carpark
    • Coach Parking
    • Family Friendly
    • Interactive Centre
    • Interpretive Centre
    • Pet Friendly - Enquire
    • Public Toilet
    • Shop

    Activities

    • Walk

    Accessibility

    Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids) Caters for people who use a wheelchair. Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss. Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss. Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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