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Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie

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We visited here after it was recommended by a friend. Fascinating look into the history of New... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mascot, Australia
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A must see while in Noumea

This is a great little museum which provided information on the great European navigators looking... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
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“james cook”(4 reviews)
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11 Avenue James Cook, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here after it was recommended by a friend. Fascinating look into the history of New Caledonia. Great exhibit on La Perouse and Cook. Much of the information has English translations. Well worth a visit. Nominal fee $5 AU.

1  Thank liz77_12
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

This is a great little museum which provided information on the great European navigators looking for the great southern continent. Naturally, there is a bias toward the French naval explorers, and the connectedness and good will they showed explorers from other parts of Europe. I...More

Thank Aggieontheroad
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

Very well done, they have English placards on most of the exhibits. Cheap entry fee, very good content. Easy to navigate round. Park your car in centre of town, easy walk from info centre or we walked from market area. So far our favourite museum...More

Thank megsjg
Reviewed 20 July 2018

My children (8 & 10) and I went here on the recommendation of a friend and we are so glad that we did. Very cheap entry fee. The lady at the front desk was bilingual and lovely. There is a play area inside before you...More

Thank AMCH2013
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My dad wanted to come here, and to be honest I didn’t think I would be interested, but entry was ridiculously cheap. So I gave it a go. N what a surprise. This is a fantastic museum. The Laperouse exhibit was fantastic and extremely interesting....More

1  Thank kimlb1976
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Worth the price of admission for the La Perouse display alone. Very high quality exhibition with good interpretation in French, English and Japanese. Watch one, or more, of the films. Rest of the Museum is also good.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

I was surprised at the stories told here: so much more than about shipwrecks. The displays were so well presented with many having translations in english. The initial display with films and headphones unfortunately didn't have an english option but there's still plenty to see....More

1  Thank burra5
Reviewed 18 April 2018

A great way to spend a few hours if the weather isn't much good. Interesting displays in both English and French and reasonably priced. A short walk from downtown Noumea.

Thank paulandjaq
Reviewed 9 April 2018

Only went here because of rainy weather, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of the whole trip! The museum doesn't look big, but the amount of activities packed into it is admirable. You can easily spend a couple of hours here,...More

1  Thank sashkello
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our hour or so here. It's very informative with regards the place that New Caledonia takes up in the south pacific. Its English translations are good as well.

1  Thank Peter W
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Response from MuseeMaritimeNC | Property representative |
Entrance fees are 500F/adult and 250F for children from 6 to 18 years old and for seniors over 60. Entrance is free for children under 6 years old and disabled people. True! We have a website museemaritime.nc with an... More
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