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National Museum and Art Gallery

Boroko | Pob 5560, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
+675 252 405
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They kicked me out

They kicked me out for going inside the plane and pretending to blow the place up. I did not like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JokeReviews
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Bangor, Maine
Unfortunately the Museum was closed for renovations for APEC in Nov 2018!

Yes, I was sad the National Museum & Art Gallery was closed for renovations and there was no... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
AussieDiver53
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Perth, Australia
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Located on the slopes of Independence Hill, this traditionally designed museum houses an excellent collection of New Guinea art and cultural artifacts.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“on display” (5 reviews)
“donation box” (2 reviews)
“wood carvings” (2 reviews)
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Boroko | Pob 5560, Port Moresby 121, Papua New Guinea
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+675 252 405
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They kicked me out for going inside the plane and pretending to blow the place up. I did not like this, but I accepted. It might have to do with the fact that I swam with the items they were trying to keep wet, or...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, I was sad the National Museum & Art Gallery was closed for renovations and there was no signage to advise of the closure. Hopefully this venue will hold pride of place in the near future - jointly funded by the PNG & Australian Governments....More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Museums are wonderful places to visit when you are away, you can learn so much about the culture and people, this was very enjoyable

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

There is absolutely no warning as you drive in that all the buildings are closed. You can only view the rusty, disintegrating handful of jeeps, trucks, artillery pieces, and airplane engines that are outside, as well as a few carvings. Disappointing! They should have a...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Beware my Travel Friends - The National Museum and Art Gallery is closed for renovations for the APEC event. I am to understand that it is closed until at least March 2017. There is a lack of information, notice and even knowledge of this, so...More

Thank Darren G
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Took a taxi who brought me to the museum for a visit. There were many interesting exhibits. It was small and we had a short time window, but loved what I saw as it gave a glimpse into the history of the country.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

We found this museum very interesting. It had a good selection of artefacts well displayed around a number of rooms. Outside were planes and other war relics from WWII.

Thank Pieter S
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

One of Port-Moresby (very) few attractions. Very interesting display of traditional artefacts. The visit is free of charge but donation when leaving goes without saying. (The A/C works full blast and one can get really cold after a couple of minutes)

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

We hired a driver for the day and this was one of our must see spots. Well worth the hour plus. The walk around outside is great, and the treasures inside are fascinating. You forget the amazing history in PNG given the recent strife there....More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

It was better than what I expected. It will be a good daytime visit for locals and expats alike. Wish it would get more visitors :)

Thank Rachel Y
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lauradee1
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Response from RebeccaandtheWorld | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura, the museum is only around 20 mins from the airport. Very close. But call them first to check if they're open. If you have a group they'll probably be able to offer some kind of guided tour for you. I can't put the... More
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