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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

Pk 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Interesting but aging

Great collection of Polynesian artefacts and well worth a visit. Most of the exhibitions are quite... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
Lots of interesting historical things to see here

Enjoyed a visit here. Good exhibits with lots of good information in several different languages... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Terry T
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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.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
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Pk 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great collection of Polynesian artefacts and well worth a visit. Most of the exhibitions are quite old and in need of a facelift. Only minimal information in English. Worth a visit nonetheless.

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Enjoyed a visit here. Good exhibits with lots of good information in several different languages. Learned a lot about old Polynesia etc..

1  Thank Terry T
Reviewed 24 July 2017

This museum is truly excellent but clearly needs some funds and feels under-utilised. Go there. It has comprehensive exhibits.

1  Thank cawdorMarlborough
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is a great museum for Polynesian history and culture. We had a guide on a tour but everything is well explained by signage. See how it used to be in F.P. Nice grounds.

1  Thank Bob J
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The musium is small and quite. It's great to hide from the sun and check the history of FP for 30 minutes or so. There is a great black sand beach near by, which is very convenient. Nice place to visit but maybe not worth...More

1  Thank alionakozlova
Reviewed 1 June 2017

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

1  Thank 3Equinox
Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank Earibal
Reviewed 14 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.

1  Thank Yongaz
Reviewed 13 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

1  Thank Judith G
Reviewed 17 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.

1  Thank Marty A
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Hirosato Y
28 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
28 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
29 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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