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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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Address: PK 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 689548435
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Description: Le Musee de Tahiti et des Iles - Te Fare Manaha offre une decouverte de la...
Le Musee de Tahiti et des Iles - Te Fare Manaha offre une decouverte de la culture polynesienne a travers quatre salles d'exposition permanente consacrees au milieu naturel, a la culture materielle, a la vie sociale, religieuse et a l'histoire.Le musee propose egalement des expositions temporaires. Museum tells the story of Tahiti and the islands featuring exhibits on Polynesian history, culture, environment and ethnology.
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This museum is well worth a visit and at $6 it won't break the bank Well laid out and with good air con it has the balance right between flora and fauna and demonstrating how the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

This museum is well worth a visit and at $6 it won't break the bank Well laid out and with good air con it has the balance right between flora and fauna and demonstrating how the ecology has changed over time and how people lived There was an art exhibition on as the special event when we were here Only... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

This museum is just off the main highway in Puna'auia, Tahiti nui. Look for the sign on the right as its a quick turn- off that leads you through a residential area. It is " toward the ocean" so keep driving toward the sea- the breeze from the salt air should direct you there as it is a few minutes... More 

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Auckland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We walked from our hotel to the museum and the tattoo festival was on in the grounds. The museum was interesting and had good air con.

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University Place, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was a great stop in our Island tour. There was a local exhibit of photograph by local artists! I could have spent hours just admiring these incredible, stunning, large works of art. Then on to the historical exhibit and we had to leave long before I could view all of the sections. This was an amazing representation of the... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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24 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very well designed and cared for museum. Refreshingly cool after a day of hot weather. Displays are thoughtful, and interesting. people there were very friendly and informative. A good place to visit !!

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Grande Prairie
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49 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Museum of Tahiti and the Islands is a bit of a trip, being on the other side of the island of Tahiti from Papeete, but is worth the trip as part of a sightseeing excursion around the island. It is a fairly small museum, but has a lot of interesting displays, including an anchor that is apparently from one... More 

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Silicon Valley, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The Musée de Tahiti et des Iles was a short walk from Le Meridien hotel, and we were so glad we went there. We focused on the exhibits that explained the migration of the Polynesian people, the languages, the formation of the islands, and the early history of the European arrival and then dominance. There are also many artifacts such... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There are items that are hundreds of years old displayed in an organized interesting manner. The museum is small and can be fully enjoyed in less than an hour. There is a $6.00 entrance fee.

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Rhode Island
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26 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Goes over the beginning of the islands geology, progresses to flora and fauna wrapping up with the islands people's, history and traditions. A nice outdoor garden with indigenous plants. Overall well worth a visit. We took the local bus from Papeete center (Paea) cost 300 Polynesian francs.

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Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I truly enjoyed visiting this museum. It is well explained and the exhibition offers both polynesian artefacts (ancient and old) and book, writings, art about French Polynesia over the last two centuries

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