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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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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.
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If you are in Papeete, this is a must-see. Free admission. This is a great way to learn about the pearl industry and its history in the world. There are wonderful exhibits... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The museum is more of a jewelry shop than an actual museum. There is a lot of information there about pearl farms and how they are cultivated and also about what kings and queens used pearls to adorn their crowns. We did learn somethings about pearl farms but mostly went to look at the beautiful and expensive pieces sold there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Very Nice place - museum is Nice and small - they have Pearl farms and raise their own pearls- à great display of tahitian blacks pearls

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding jewelry,this is a place you can learn from the bottom to the top how this magestuese pearl can amazing you from the beginning of his born to the age you can sale . Robert Wan is the mentor of the black pearl history in Tahiti ..of cause to buy one the price is rigorous expensive. You can go to... More 

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Sag Harbor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

It's quite a small place, but they have really beautiful artifacts and displays. The pearls there are like nothing we'd ever seen (and we grew up in Dubai, which was built on pearl diving trade). There were beautiful things for sale that were actually (to our surprise) reasonably priced. They had histories of pearl diving from all around the world.... More 

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Fairview
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are in Papeete, this is a must-see. Free admission. This is a great way to learn about the pearl industry and its history in the world. There are wonderful exhibits. You can also browse the beautiful pearl creations in the store.

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Los Angeles, California
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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

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Kisumu, Kenya
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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 

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Newport Beach, California
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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.

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Florence, South Carolina
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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.

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Denver, Colorado
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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.

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