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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

PK 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Loved this place!!

Oh my, oh my this is the best collection of Tahitian and Polynesia art I have ever seen. The 18th... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tucson, Arizona
Very Good Overview of The Island Culture

The museum has different objects from different Polinesian islands. The polynesian culture is well... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
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Le Musee de Tahiti et des Iles - Te Fare Manaha offre une decouverte de la culture polynesienne a travers quatre salles d'exposition permanente consacrees au milieu naturel, a la culture materielle, a la vie sociale, religieuse et a l'histoire.Le musee propose egalement des expositions temporaires. Museum tells the story of Tahiti and the islands featuring exhibits on Polynesian history, culture, environment and ethnology.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“geology” (10 reviews)
“migration” (8 reviews)
PK 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh my, oh my this is the best collection of Tahitian and Polynesia art I have ever seen. The 18th century outriggers looked like they could have greeted the Mounty yesterday. Also here is a tip that will save you money I guarantee. The gift...More

Thank 3Equinox
Reviewed 16 May 2017

The museum has different objects from different Polinesian islands. The polynesian culture is well presented. The indoors have air conditioning. There is a botanical garden outside the museum as well.

Thank Earibal
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Walked here, with some help from the very friendly locals and worth the treck. Lots of displays and artifacts about the Tahitian culture and history. If you had the time,, would recommend a visit.

Thank Yongaz
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We visited the Museum of Tahiti and its Islands as part of a group tour of that side of the island. The Museum of Tahiti and the Islands is said to be the best of its kind in the South Pacific and it tells the...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 16 March 2017

So happy we did this museum! Thorough explanation of French Polynesia development from geological to social perspectives! Loved viewing the ancient pictures, artifacts with hair, and engravings.

Thank Marty A
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A very informative and educational museum. There was a lot of information on the islands and the history and culture. Quite a number of artifacts of cultural significance as well as from early European settlement. A very good little museum with a charming gift shop....More

Thank Tatyana T
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This was an informative & educational visit. The museum gives a good history about the south pacific islands & shows a lot of artifacts that made the visit very enjoyable. The gardens are a nice visit & walk as well

Thank Pottstown C
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great place to get background information about the islands and people, especially if you don't have a lot of time for your visit. The path was nicely maintained and easy to follow and the gardens were beautiful. We took several photos of the endemic plants.

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Good place to get lot of info on the islands, history and culture Better with a local guide and not far from Le Meridian hotel Must go there as it is cheap

Thank Lotsoftravel328
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A nice little museum (with a lovely garden) and a good range of exhibits and artifacts. I'm one of those people who reads every explanatory sign at a museum, and was disappointed that the more detailed information was not translated into English. I could grasp...More

Thank marshmomma
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Hirosato Y
Following up on question. Thank you museetahiti2017 for your reply. Little confused. It's open Thursday thru Sunday from 9-5. But you said closed on Monday. So what about Tuesday and Wednesday?
27 April 2017|
Response from Lesley B | Reviewed this property |
The Museum website states it is closed Sunday and Monday. It's open the other days. Regards, Lesley
Hirosato Y
What are their operation hours and close dates of the week. Ex. Open Tuesday thru Sunday 9 am - 5 pm Thx in advance
27 April 2017|
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Response from Judith G | Reviewed this property |
It is open every day except Monday. We found it a very worthwhile place to find out about migration and origins
How much is admission?
28 June 2016|
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Response from Melissa_Cyr |
600 cfp for the permanent exposition and 900 cfp for permanent exposition + temporary exposition
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