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Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie

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fascinating museum to visit

We had a great couple of hours exploring this museum. Particularly interesting was the section on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Peter J
Hobart, Australia
Accompanying teacher - good for my students

We had an interesting afternoon spent at the museum with 20 students from Australia. The La Perouse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Suzanne H
Sydney, Australia
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11 Avenue James Cook, Noumea, Grand Terre 98800, New Caledonia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great couple of hours exploring this museum. Particularly interesting was the section on looking for the two ships of the La Perouse expedition and the film of the search off Vanikoro. The background to it would be of great value to anyone...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an interesting afternoon spent at the museum with 20 students from Australia. The La Perouse exhibition and Amedee lighthouse light were particularly memorable.

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum was a real gem. It gave an insight into the exploration of the South Pacific. There were many artefacts from shipwrecks. The maritime history of this region was very interesting and well documented in the exhibitions. Easy to get to as local buses...More

Thank W O
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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

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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 18 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
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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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