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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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Address: PK 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
Phone Number:
689548435
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Le Musee de Tahiti et des Iles - Te Fare Manaha offre une decouverte de la...

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.

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Lot of info and history of the islands

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Cancun, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 a bit of the French, but... Still a pleasant place to spend a couple of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

One of the best places to visit in Tahiti, to understand local culture and discover the richness of the island, from biology to archeological artifacts, religion, etc. To do within the first days of your arrival on the island. There is also a very nice garden and there is a scenic view on Moorea island from the outside of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Just a 7 minute walk from Le Meridien Hotel or approx 20 minutes by car from Papeete. During our visit there was an exhibition so the total time required to see that and the main Museum exhibits required at least an hour and a half. There are numerous halls featuring the culture of French Polynesia; the natural environment, culture, social... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Gives you a fairly good history review of how these islands became inhabited and by whom. Good lessons in how the early islanders lived. Worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

i really enjoyed the museum but i was surprise by the "small"size of this museum. i expected to find something much bigger

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is supposed to be the place where you come to learn about Tahitian history and culture. I found it interesting but the lighting was poor making difficult to read the explanations. The museum could do with better presented displays and overall modernisation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Elegant museum, well balanced with exhibits covering geology, archeology and history. We had the place virtually to ourselves and followed the chronological order curated by an obviously gifted staff. We finished by wandering through the exquisite native garden and effortlessly expanded our knowledge of these beautiful islands.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Check it out! Covers a variety of topics, including the migration of the Polynesians to Tahiti, the chronology of migrations, the geologic aspects of island formation and then degeneration into atolls, the variety of tools fashioned by the original migrants, and a wide variety of other topics. Easy to get to, bountiful parking, reasonable entry fee per person.

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