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Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum
Boulevard Pomare, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
689 40 46 15 55
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$51*
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Ranked #5 of 18 things to do in Papeete
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: The only museum in the world that is dedicated to pearls presents exhibits depicting the art, history, philosophy and mythology of these beautiful gems.
Papeete, French Polynesia
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“Pearles”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Very interesting museum and also shop,but their is no obligation to buy,and if you are really interested how the pearls are produced you'll have a very good and easy explanation .So don't miss this point to visit.

Visited April 2012
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Wyoming
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“Pearl Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This is a great place to learn about Tahitian pearls and browse the small museum exhibits as well as shop for them.

Visited July 2012
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Paris, France
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“Robert Wan is the emperor of the black Pearl”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Robert has had an incredible life, he has created all the activity around the pearls from culture to delivery of magnificent piece of jewellry in the best places of this planet. As we say in France
"Chapeau bas Mr Wan, et Bravo l'artiste" Mr Wan should teach
all the kids of this planet what working days and night can achieve -

Visited June 2011
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Interesting but really a storefront.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Worth seeing the displays and reading the explanations. The staff will check you out as you arrive. If they think you have no potential to buy, they will ignore you completely. On the other hand, if you look moneyed enough, you will get the grand tour with all the nice explanations. Note, it is the most expensive location to buy black pearls in the island. Yes, fantastic quality but astronomic prices

Visited February 2012
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Plymouth, New Hampshire
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“it's a store”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Yes there are informative sections about pearls but this place is about selling you pearls. It is a nice little 30 minute stop to get out of the rain and or heat and learn something about pearls but there is nothing museum quality about the place. The jewelry is a hoot the prices should make you laugh. It is a tourist trap IMO. BTW the best information is over in a back corner off to the left of the showroom if you enter from the harbour side.

Visited December 2011
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