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Address: Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
Phone Number: 687-41-45-45
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Description: This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and...
This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and archives.
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Tjibaou Cultural Center

If you enjoy looking into the lives of the indigenous people then this place is well worth a visit. The presentation is very professional and up-market. Youcan do a self tour or... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit. Lovely friendly staff and the architecture by Renzo Piano is simply brilliant The displays are interesting. There could be more English translations for us non- French speakers. For a Sunday afternoon it seemed very very quiet. That seems sad and one gets the feeling that the local French people would prefer to ignore it A must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

If you enjoy looking into the lives of the indigenous people then this place is well worth a visit. The presentation is very professional and up-market. Youcan do a self tour or take a guided package. There is a small cafe on site. Take bus #40 from the bus exchange in Noumea and you get dropped off right outside the... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

After reading other review on fb, i was so glad we went as part of fernandos tours and transport day tour. Fernando bought the empty village to life with stories of his chief and childhood growing up in a village like this. I think I would have been a bit bored with out someone explaining it.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stopped here as part of a tour for only an hour but felt we could spend the whole day there,really interesting and informative displays and we would love to go back

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

A wide centre, vast with exhibits. Distanced far from the city providing a tranquil feeling. Detailed insight into the melainisian culture

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Wellington New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This museum, and art centre, is in suburban Noumea and not easy to find. It has an impressive site on the coast, matched by unique architecture. For those interested in design it's worth the trip for that alone. Outdoor walks provide different perspectives of a building which successfully applies hut-style appearances to create a multi-room museum and gallery inside. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Tjibaou Cultural Centre is hugely important to the preservation of local culture and values, and as such, in many ways, it is designed as more of an education centre than museum. There are some interesting things to see, but unless there is something very specific you are visiting for it isn't worth more time than it takes to take a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We had a very interesting and informative guide, who showed how inclusive the people of the Pacific Islands are. The difference between old and new buildings and how they were built was fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The centre is one of the most amazing buildings you will ever see. Renzo Piano's masterpiece is awesome. The exhibitions within the centre are a little disappointing after the impact of the structure it is housed in. The visitors book and numerous reviews online refer to the absence of interpretative text in English. This might be cultural arrogance/ignorance, but surely... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The buildings and gardens were amazing, the board walk was beautiful and tranquil. The let down was the lack of English translations in the exhibitions, some people had a personal guide but that wasn't offered to us and i think they wereindependeÿ

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Address: Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
Phone Number: 687-41-45-45
Location: South Pacific  >  New Caledonia  >  Grand Terre  >  Noumea

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