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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!

  • Information

    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

    Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times. Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf. Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision. Disabled access available, contact operator for details

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