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Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

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South pacific culture museum

Located in downtown, the museum has an entrance fee of 500 F ( about 5 us dollars) they only... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Bogota, Colombia

Walking past and dropped in. This place is great. It was informative and interesting and a great... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
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45 Avenue du Marechal Foch, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
+687 2272342
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All reviews pacific cultures kanak culture papua new guinea new caledonia local history original inhabitants tribal life information provided interesting museum after spending local currency entry fee english translation great exhibits rainy day city centre across the road
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Reviewed 9 October 2018

Fun visit to learn about Melanesian culture, not just New Caledonia. Cheaper for oldies and children. Doesn't take too long to explore the different levels. Adequate translationsa.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Located in downtown, the museum has an entrance fee of 500 F ( about 5 us dollars) they only accept cash and local currency. children under 12 years is free. The day of my visit, there were 2 receptionist one of them who helped with...More

Thank muertesss
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We visited this facility after spending time at the Tijbaou Centre. It was a very transitional museum. Unfortunately again there was a lack of English translations on many of the exhibits. I completely understand and appreciate that French is the dominate language here but overseas...More

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This museum was a very interesting insight into the South Pacific local cultures. We enjoyed the information provided.

Thank W O
Reviewed 9 September 2018

A lovely collection of Pacific Island art, much of which is still in use in Pacific Island villages today. Not much history or any interactive exhibits though.

Thank Catherine H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Walking past and dropped in. This place is great. It was informative and interesting and a great space. Would recommend if you have kids.

Thank coookiesandcream
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The different Kanak groups wer the original inhabitants of New Caledonia, and it seems only right to learn a bit about their culture while visiting the island. The museum displays wood carvings, fishing and hunting tools, a beautiful outrigger canoe and a big replica of...More

Thank Lyndall B
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the rather soviet looking exterior - this little museum is full of treasures. There is no English audio guide, so you need to look for the little orange signs. The place has an extensive collection of Kanak artefacts as well as...More

Thank Aggieontheroad
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A wide ranging collection of exhibits from the region, not just the country. The house spears and women’s skirt exhibits interested me.

Thank fourtune
Reviewed 5 July 2018

Our group of 4 decided to take a self guided tour of the three main museums of Noumea and the Musee de Nouvelle Caledonia was first on the “list”. An astounding selection of artefacts beautifully and sensitively displayed and complimented by contemporary art that meant...More

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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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Response from Ron B | Reviewed this property |
Glad to answer, except I don't read French.