The Katherine Museum & Gardens

Galleries, Museums and Collections

Visit Katherine Museum for a vivid and detailed account of local histories. The museum’s wide and eclectic collection includes artefacts, photographs, maps, and pioneer memorabilia housed in what was in the former World War II regional air terminal.

See the Overland Telegraph display of telecommunication objects that date back to 1872, the planetarium made by a local Russian peanut farmer, and the punt boat that Jeannie Gun used to cross the Ferguson River.

The first flying doctor, Dr Clyde Fenton’s De Havilland Gypsy Moth plane that he used in his pioneering aero-medical work in the 1930s is also on show. Outdoor and undercover exhibits reveal ingenuity in rural machinery and household equipment. There are Aboriginal artefacts from the region, furniture, home wares and tools ranging in date from the late-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

Facilities

Carpark Coach Parking Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Gallery / Museum Kiosk Lawn / Gardens Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Membership

Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation COVID Safe

Rates

From AU$10.00

Nearby Things to Do

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Steam traine & bioler with commemorative plaque

North Australia Railway Memorial

Katherine

Coolibah Air

Coolibah Air

Katherine

Sandy Camp Pool from the air.

Sandy Camp

Katherine

Memorial at the corner of the Stuart Highway and Chambers Drive at the southern end of Katherine.

Stockmans Pioneer Memorial Katherine Icon

Katherine

Cemetery site defined by a concrete kerb and steel fence. A shade shelter is provided outside the cemetery to the west.

Emungalan Cemetery

Katherine

Marksie has been a Camp oven cook for over 20 years, and there isn

Marksies Stockmans Camp Tucker Night

Katherine

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