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Tjibaou Cultural Center

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Address: Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
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+687 41.45.45

This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and...

This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and archives.

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Since we had a rental car during our family vacation in Noumea we felt very fortunate that we were able to venture out and visit this amazing cultural centre. As we travelled... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings are extraordinary, well worth the trip even if you can't find a single other reason for going (which is very unlikely!). We spent a fascinated few hours there, moving from room to room. There was a great variety of exhibitions, from ancient periglyphs in one room to modern art in another, as well as permanent displays and artefacts.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to visit to really appreciate...a wonderful peaceful place to enjoy....take your time and enjoy.... The structure is a masterpiece...which blends in with the surrounding landscape. Location is not hard to get to ...bus or taxi ...ant far from town.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looks amazing - the architecture is incredible but as for learning about the culture we left none the wiser. There were a few rooms under construction and in the others there is alot of information just in French but there is scope for so much more. As of February the entry has gone up to 1000 xpf (doubled... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We went here with a guide... I found it pretty meh. Maybe because it was just like museums at home. A lot of it was just like Moari culture. And half of it was Australia which was boring.

1 Thank rebeccawood97
Toronto Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Since we had a rental car during our family vacation in Noumea we felt very fortunate that we were able to venture out and visit this amazing cultural centre. As we travelled through the exhibits we began to realize that we were in a special place and were being introduced to a very unique culture. Everyone in our group, from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Well presented venue which showcases local Kanak and Melanesian culture. Found the local souvenir shop quite good as was the local cafeteria which served a mix of foods at reasonable prices. This centre also offers great views to the sea as well as the outdoor exhibits of the Kanak tribal houses are indeed interesting. Transport can be easily done by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

we landed from lifou and we directly went to visit the centre as the bus 40 is ending just in front of the entrance and then it brings you back to downtown. well, the architecture is impressive, very fascinating and in harmony with the surroundings. just we wish there more temporary exhibition ongoing and the reconstruction of the kanak village... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We caught the local bus on a rainy day and enjoyed a lovely couple of hours discovering the history of Noumea and enjoying the significance of Renzo Piano's project.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We visited the Tjibaou Cultural Centre on a very hot day in January.. the thermometer was hitting 40 degree celsius. Walking down the Centre's corridors was refreshing with a cool sea breeze blowing. Walk to the end and onto the lawn to get a brilliant view of the 10 Indigenous inspired architecture. Some great displays to see in some of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Kanak (Menasian etc.) cultural centre founded by Tjibaou, an indigenous leader dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the land by the islands' original peoples. Most of the displays are concerned with the local politics of New Caledonia and surrounding islands; being the mix of cultures and attitudes since French occupation. Great wood sculpture exhibition and some modern art; all... More 

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