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Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

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Address: 45 Avenue du Marechal Foch, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
Phone Number: +687 2272342

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Interesting display of New Caledonian and other Pacific cultures

The displays include tools, weapons, fishing gear, arts, clothing and many other features of native culture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to acquaint yourselves with Melanesean culture this museum is a good opportunity. The exhibits along with information provided are good enough to make you aware of local history and the inhabitants' way of life and you can spend sometime communing with it at its colorful. But don't forget to have local currency.

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Patterson Lakes, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived by cruise ship 9th November 2016.thereabouts .Thought we would take a walk up to see museum .Walked in greeted by the grumpiest female not to mention her male counterpart. "Two tickets please " impossible ,dont take credit card , cash only in F/Francs. would not accept Australian dollars .about as helpful as nothing as to where we could change... More 

Thank miriray
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From large scale carvings to small trinkets, the exhibits are world class. They are arranged nicely with good explanations. Downstairs concentrates on New Caledonia. Upstairs there are items from all over the South Pacific

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The displays include tools, weapons, fishing gear, arts, clothing and many other features of native culture.

Thank NorbertW
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A good collection of local and south pacific artefacts. Be aware of the lunch-time closure (11.30 - ?) Luckily it was handy to my hotel.

Thank PetraK915
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This museum is focused on indigenous culture, and is middling in its explanations and we left feeling that, compared to the other fantastic museums around Noumea, it was disappointing. We knew nothing about Kanak culture before we came to the museum, and felt we knew only a little bit more after we left. Lots of "stuff" but it didn't somehow... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My family and I enjoyed learning about the original culture of New Caledonie and I was surprised how engaged my 6 year old was with the artefacts and the story boards. It wasn't very big but it was a lovely visit and I am glad we went.

Thank Louise B
Nagano, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Great museum, a must when in Noumea !! Very interesting with a lot of artifacts, just minutes walk from the center of town.

Thank Shlomi T
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This museum is very interesting, with lots of Kanak and other Melanesian artifacts. It is very easy to find, and a short walk from the Morning Markets and Place des Cocotiers.

Thank Rosemary804
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Was a clean and tidy little museum, had english as well for some exhibits well laid out helpfull staff. was also interactive for the kids.

Thank Adam H

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