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Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

45 Avenue du Marechal Foch, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
+687 2272342
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Ok way to spend an hour

We stumbled in here during a hot lunchtime and were 2 of the only 4 people looking around. It is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palmytaff
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Te Puke, New Zealand
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Disappoinnting

Decided to visit and get a cultural fix into life in Noumea past and present. First off had to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Joanne F
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Switzerland
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45 Avenue du Marechal Foch, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
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+687 2272342
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"pacific cultures"
in 5 reviews
"papua new guinea"
in 5 reviews
"kanak culture"
in 10 reviews
"new caledonia"
in 26 reviews
"local history"
in 6 reviews
"tribal life"
in 2 reviews
"great museum"
in 4 reviews
"island culture"
in 2 reviews
"traditional hut"
in 2 reviews
"entry fee"
in 5 reviews
"english translation"
in 4 reviews
"local currency"
in 6 reviews
"small museum"
in 4 reviews
"rainy day"
in 5 reviews
"city centre"
in 5 reviews
"surrounding islands"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 3 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled in here during a hot lunchtime and were 2 of the only 4 people looking around. It is an interesting insight into the lives of the indigenous Kanak's before the Europeans came and took over. (Although somewhat depressing to see how many artifacts...More

Thank Palmytaff
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to visit and get a cultural fix into life in Noumea past and present. First off had to deal with the rude receptionist, we speak a little French but she decided to not even try to communicate but grunt and point rudely at the...More

Thank Joanne F
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Well worth visiting this museum showcasing mainly Kanak wood carving , artefacts and culture.Sadly almost empty of visitors.Adequate descriptions in English.No lift so only ground floor can be accessed by disabled people.

Thank Marja-Liisa S
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Stopped here one morning when it was raining pretty badly. Really very interesting about the early years when first settled by the French. Spent a couple of hours here. Exhibits in French but brochrue provided with translation of exhibits

Thank DavidGA986
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Once again more Culture for us to see....spent a fair bit of time sitting in the big round house out side of main building....it had a real feel to it.....It was raining ...I closed my eyes and though of how it may have been living...More

Thank graden45
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This museum was a welcome escape from the heat and had both New Caledonian and other Pacific Island exhibits which showed faacinating aspects of traditional life. There are many interactive puzzels for children, especially if they speak French. There are also full size reconstructions of...More

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

So many beautiful things in here, such a shame we were the only ones there. People don't appreciate fine art and history.

Thank Wouter D
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

The museum is looked after very well and the exhibits are in French, English and Japanese to help tourists. Friendly staff on duty.

Thank loopylady
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

The place may be small but its well worth visiting - great insight into the pacific cultures - make sure you have local money no cards accepted

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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Enjoyed an hour one morning learning more about the culture of the islands. Many well displayed and well spaced exhibits. Enough explanation in English to ensure we usually knew what we were looking at. Only takes local currency. Has senior's entrance. Easy walk from the...More

Thank HAMACT
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porky1porky
2 March 2018|
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Response from HAMACT | Reviewed this property |
Cultural centre would be better unless there is a definite interest in war history. Have google translate at the ready to help with signs. War musuem is mostly about New Caledonia war history. You can fit in both and walk... More
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Gwén A
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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
Glad to answer, except I don't read French.
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