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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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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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A must see for everyone who loves pearls, very interesting and beautiful displays of pearls and interesting facts about the history of the pearl industry.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see for everyone who loves pearls, very interesting and beautiful displays of pearls and interesting facts about the history of the pearl industry.

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Crescent City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We wandered the busy city of Papeete and stumbled across the Musee de la Perle Robert WAN. Though small, it is packed with excellent displays and explanatory materials. Our eyes popped at the beautiful pearls, and we learned about the uses of pearls throughout history. We also enjoyed looking at the pearls that were available for sale, but they were... More 

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Camden, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Robert Wan has done a superb job showing the history of cultured Tahitian black pearls in this museum. You will see a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes that you will not ordinarily see. The only drawback are the mannequins that look quite dated. Definitely worth a visit.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

There was some interesting history provided in the pearl store front. From how they create cultured Tahitian pearls to the history of pearls throughout time. The store does not push sales which was great. The cheapest thing in there is a pearl bracelet with one pearl for $60.00.

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Brooklyn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We stopped in there as part of a tour. It's mostly the shop (with lovely but very expensive items for sale) and a bit of an exhibit on the history of the pearl and it's role in Tahitian life. It's a bit odd and "museum" is misleading however you can have a few fun facts to take home. It seems... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The musee is also a store of the famous Robert Wan pearls. The exibition is interesting and very organized.

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Lots of pearls. That's all there is to see here. If you want to see amazing strings of expensive pearls, come here. There's a little museum. Of pearls. Spend 15 minutes, see if they'll let you try on something expensive to take a picture!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

had the pleasure to visit the well known Robert Wan museum. Had beautiful collections and history of pearls. Good activity for a rainy day.

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Fruit Heights, Utah
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We spent about an hour or so here and enjoyed our time. The history of pearls is told in a very informative way and all of the displays have good english translations. This is very nice for those of us who don't speak french. I did buy a silver and pearl bracelet there for around 42000xpf. This was before I... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Even if you are it a lover of Tahitian pearls this museum is worth a visit. Lots of interesting info and history here as well as beautiful pearls of all colours and designs.

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