Aboriginal Bush Traders

Darwin CBD Art & Galleries

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Open Hours: Mon - Fri: 9am- 4pm, Sat: 9am - 2pm (Cafe open Mon - Fri: 7.30am - 3pm)

Unique, authentic and ethically sourced Indigenous art, gifts and homewares situated in historical Lyons Cottage. Our café boasts a menu inspired by native Australian ingredients and bush tucker. Come down for a coffee, damper or to try something a little different...


Culture – Enterprise – Opportunity.

Situated in the historical Lyons Cottage along the Esplanade, Aboriginal Bush Traders is fast becoming one of Darwin’s most unique attractions. A retail gallery selling authentic Indigenous products, ABT also houses a modern bush tucker cafe and function facilities.

Aboriginal Bush Traders is 100% not-for-profit and provides support to Indigenous people wanting to engage in economic activities in a sustainable way.

Our retail gallery offers a range of authentic products from artists and community art centres from across the Top End including: sculpture, paintings on canvas, carvings, clothing, weavings, drawings, music, books and jewellery.

Aboriginal Bush Traders, located in Lyons Cottage, is a blend of both Indigenous and European history. Built in 1925, Lyons Cottage was Darwin's first stone residence and formerly housed the British Australian Telegraph Company (which laid a submarine cable between Australia and Java). At different times it became the residence of both the mayor of Darwin and the US Army. Lyons Cottage is one of the few historical buildings to survive the WWII bombing of Darwin and Cyclone Tracey.

Aboriginal Bush Traders is open 9am - 4pm Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm Sat & Sun (Cafe open Mon - Fri from 7.30am - 3 pm)

Map & Directions

74 The Esplanade, Darwin NT 0800, Australia

Phone 08 8931 6650
Mobile 0487007070


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