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Tjibaou Cultural Center

Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
687-41-45-45
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Noumea
Type: Museums, Architectural Buildings
Description: This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and archives.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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75 reviews 75 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Tjibaou cultural centre with its amazing architecture provides an interesting insight into the Kanak world and is well worth a visit. Pack some walking shoes and allow a couple of hours to see it all.

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Worth a visit just to see the fabulous architecture which soars into the skyline. It's in a lovely spot on the water. There's not a lot to see here though and we were a little disappointed they hadn't made more of it with detailed displays of local and traditional cultural. There's a lack of English translation in places. There are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

interesting to learn about the Kanaks. but that's it. nothing much there. the structures did not feel like authentic. these are more architecturally significant then cultural (to me)

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Toowoomba, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I come here as part of a school group from Australia every two years. Normally, I love this place, but this time I was thoroughly disappointed. In the entire building only two rooms were opened - one on the design of the building and one on the life of Jean Marie Tjibaou. I had pre-planned a stay of two hours... More

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This centre is well out of Noumea, but the local bus goes there and you get a city tour at the same time! Extravagant architecture and an interesting insight into the sometimes tragic history of the local Melanesian people. Outside there are several typical indigenous huts which are interesting to see inside because of the complexity of construction.

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Banksia Beach
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The Cultural Centre is a tribute to a leading Kanak politician who was assassinated in 1989. The centre has beautiful architecture and peaceful surrounds. Inside there are interesting exhibits focussed on the local Kanak population, a boutique, and cafe.

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Christchurch
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place is awesome & well worth the drive. The view of these amazing buildings/pieces if art is just as incredible from a distance as up close. A must do

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Singapore
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This place certainly has one of the most unusual structures in the world. It's featured in one of those coffee table books about unique architecture and that's why we learned about it in the first place. I thought information on indigenous Kanak culture was average. The facilities were well-designed, clean, and functional. It was nice to walk around the little... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We spent a whole day here - caught the local bus out, and were very impressed with all the exhibits, films and information. The setting and coffee shop means refreshments available to enjoy the day.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great place to learn about South Pacific culture. Nice chance to see lot of art. Tjibaou Centre is great architectural work.

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