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Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum

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Address: Boulevard Pomare, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 689 40 46 15 55
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The only museum in the world that is dedicated to pearls presents exhibits...

The only museum in the world that is dedicated to pearls presents exhibits depicting the art, history, philosophy and mythology of these beautiful gems.

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Interesting place to learn about pearl farming

The pearl museum provides a lot of information about the old ways of pearl diving and the modern way of pearl grafting and farming. Also the rating of pearls is explained very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
Frans B
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ducked in here as much for the air conditioning as anything else. Turned out to be a very interesting and informative history of black pearls. From diving to growing. Very friendly staff who leave you to view in your own time. Although much great black pearl jewelry was for sale, there was NO pressure to shop.

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Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I liked to learn more about the pearls, differnces in quality etc. Also nice to admire the jewellery.

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Onslow, Australia
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I about broke my neck trying to make it to the Pearl Museum before they closed on my last day in Tahiti as I was dying to see this. While the "museum" has some interesting displays on how pearls are made, the mannequins were very old and outdated...and it was at that point I realized the "museum" was a gimmick... More 

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Dublin, California
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

If you want to learn about black pearl history and it's production in Tahiti this is a place to visit. Centrally located, next to the port and a marina, easily accessible by foot. Very nice display of black pearl artifacts, as well as products offered for sale. Allow 30-45 minutes for the visit.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Only a very small space is dedicated to the "museum". If you are not looking to buy pearls, it is a waste of time.

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Thank Zoli41
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The pearl museum provides a lot of information about the old ways of pearl diving and the modern way of pearl grafting and farming. Also the rating of pearls is explained very well.

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Thank Frans B
Toronto, Canada
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792 reviews
339 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

I have to be honest, I only went in here because I was bored and just wanted to kill time. I don't care at all about jewelry, the process, the styling, etc... just overall all-round don't... But I'm (or was once) a diver and I do find aquatic life still interesting so going into the Pearl Museum part of the... More 

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Thank James A
Hingham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

So, you plan to purchase Tahitian pearls on your trip. No better place to start than a free visit here. You will learn the history of the unique Tahatian pearl industry from your guide-- how to grade quality before purchasing. Glad we visited before buying.

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Thank whammajamma
Tel Aviv, Israel
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a mix of gallery and shop rather than a museum. Beautiful samples of product of local artisans. Take a look and go elsewhere for shopping.

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Thank Bob974
New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

adequate food and stuff there. They have gorgeous stuff there. Great for family, its recommended. not good for dates. the guy dumped me. Aod recommended. Its kind of sad how not a lot of aod is there. 10/5

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