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Musee de Nouvelle Caledonie

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

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Interesting for history lovers

A good day time attraction, which is reasonably priced. Although you won't spend the day here, if you like learning about local culture and history you will find this the place to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good day time attraction, which is reasonably priced. Although you won't spend the day here, if you like learning about local culture and history you will find this the place to be.

Thank alex4eva9
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this on the same day as the cultural centre and found it very useful to pull everything together. Very reasonably price.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

If you like culture then you must go here. This has 2 floors of native artifacts such as canoes, huts and details of wood carving used for housing. Very clean and in English. Get a seniors discount over 60 yr old!

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great museum of indigineous culture of New Caledonia & surrounding Pacific islands There are wonderful traditional artifacts .. There is a small entry charge - you need SPFrancs. There is just about enough English signage to help you understand what you are looking at. Covers 2 floors

Thank LKay54
Goulburn, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good place to visit - lots of well laid out sections, English and French information, easy to walk to from city centre.

Thank Marulan
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

It is a very small museum but has some fascinating things from the Kanak culture in it.The staff were wonderfully friendly. While we were there, an exhibition linking past with present art. Lots of wonderful things to see. Like everywhere else on the islane you need local currency

Thank LindiLou1960
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Not the best museum I've been to, but interesting anyway for a first-time visitor to Noumea. Worth a look, but credit cards not accepted to pay for admission, and no Aussie dollars....only local currency - the pacific franc.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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.

Thank 0tiffany
Patterson Lakes, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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

Thank dmittleman

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