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Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie

11 Avenue James Cook, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
+687 26.34.43
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Excellent museum

Worth the price of admission for the La Perouse display alone. Very high quality exhibition with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mark S
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Willunga, Australia
via mobile
Interesting displays and stories

I was surprised at the stories told here: so much more than about shipwrecks. The displays were so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
burra5
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 Avenue James Cook, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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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.

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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
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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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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Quite well set out and educational facility. Informative exhibitions regarding early Pacific Ocean explorers (Cook, La Perouse etc) as well as the maritime history of New Caledonia.

1  Thank David C
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Maritime history with style. Could have had better English explanations but still well worth it. Local staff friendly.

Thank Wouter D
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A really good collection , well labelled and displayed. Worth getting local currency in order to visit. Nothing else including cards is acceptable.

1  Thank Stella W
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

As others have said you could easily overlook this Museum located where it is - but it really is one of those hidden treasures. Beautifully laid out and with translations of virtually every display from French into English. Some interactive displays for little people. An...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This Museum could easily be overlooked, placed where it is on the quay (James Cook Avenue), but the displays are really good. The airconditioning really only appears to work inside the exhibit halls, and the The secret of the "Seine" was really interesting.

Thank Rob S
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23 September 2016|
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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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