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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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Pearl museum in a store

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Newport Beach, California
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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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.

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Slidell, Louisiana
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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.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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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.

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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 

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Oakville, Ontario
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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.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Shop looks nice. All black pearl were presented nicely. Did not buy because they were very expensive.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This museum is inevitable when you visit Tahiti ! The only one about the Polynesian treasure, the pearl

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