We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Boulevard Pomare, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 689 40 46 15 55
Website
Description: 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.
read more
Book ahead on Viator
$51*
and up
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 144 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
REALLY INTERESTING AND INFORMATIVE

I wasn't expecting much of this museum but it was really fascinating. Great information about how pearls come about, the different kinds, history etc. Great stuff even if pearls... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
cailebotte
,
Los Angeles, California
Add Photo Write a Review

144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
71 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

I wasn't expecting much of this museum but it was really fascinating. Great information about how pearls come about, the different kinds, history etc. Great stuff even if pearls are not your thing. you can see it in half hour for free

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kisumu, Kenya
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The museum is two small wings of the Robert Wan shop. It has very interesting displays and information about the biology of pearls and the history of cultured pearls. The exhibits were great! People are free to look at the exhibits with absolutely no pressure to buy anything. We had a day to spend in Papeete waiting for a flight... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Beach, California
Level Contributor
123 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

There was some nice history and info on pearls, jewelry, in the Pacific. This is inside a very nice pearl store but you are perfectly comfortable looking around at the exhibits.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florence, South Carolina
Level Contributor
366 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

As long as you understand that the primary purpose of this establishment is to sell black pearls, then you can enjoy the displays and very informative and beautiful exhibits. Robert Wan is THE MAN when it comes to these jewels, and I appreciate what he has done and the unequaled artistry that his company creates.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
189 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This is a very nice pearl store. Cool collection on display and for sale. No sales pressure. And they offer a very nice pearl museum setup with the history and science of pearls. I wouldn't go too far out of the way for this, but if you are casually passing a day in Papeete, have a look.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was an interesting addition to the normal Pearl shop and gave a nice history to pearls in Tahiti and a few nice museum pieces.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Slidell, Louisiana
Level Contributor
44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a business, an interesting pearl shop actually, and its free museum is excellent and worth the visit. Highly recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
102 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This fellow is a big pearl jewelry designer. They have a small history of pearls display. They have pearl farms and raise their own pearls for inclusion with their jewelry. Check out the museum , look at the lovely jewelry but be aware that those are super premium prices.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canada
Level Contributor
118 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I guess the word museum is loose, this is not national treasure museum curated by the government. It is an elaborate pearl shop. Papeete is stuffed with pearl shops. the WAN brothers are Chinese immigrants who have done well in Tahiti, Robert has the tourism and pearls, his brothers has the Carrefour supermarket franchise and others. So don't be fooled... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Oakville, Ontario
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We tacked this venue on at the end of a long day walking around Papeete, but it was worth it. A great display of Tahitian black pearls, and the history of pearl diving and culturing. You are not pushed to purchase anything, although Mr, Wan would liek it if you did. Compare prices before you buy with other shops.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum also viewed

 

Been to Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum

Address: Address: Boulevard Pomare, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 689 40 46 15 55
Location: South Pacific  >  French Polynesia  >  Society Islands  >  Tahiti  >  Papeete

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

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