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The Robert WAN Pearl Museum provides a comprehensive guide to the history and legends of pearls, crossing different cultures and civilizations. Visitors to the museum learn how the pearls are grafted and can see a collection of the world’s most...more
All reviews robert wan the pearl no pressure free museum black pearls for sale tahitian pearls very interesting museum on display worth a visit pleasant walk air conditioning downtown papeete french polynesia exhibits industry shop
Nice small museum with some interesting facts about how the pearl industry. Mostly just stills and narrative. Doesn't take long to visit. Nice staff and nice selection of pearls. We expected more of a museum.
The museum was easy to find and the A/C was a very welcome change from the heat and humidity outside. As soon as you walk in, you are greeted with a lobby full of pearl jewelry for sale. Although this museum is a shameless homage...More
I think it is more of a shop than a "museum."
However, it is totally free. Though the exhibition area is small, but it does have explanation in three languages (French, English, and even Japanese). It does help me to know about the history of...More
We visited the Pearl Museum while wandering about Papeete. It is an adjunct to the Robert Wan store however there is no pressure to purchase in the store. The museum was quite educational and well done. There were a few "Wows!" there that surprised -...More
Even if you are not into black pearls, the museum is worth a visit. It was the only place that we found that even gave you an idea of how the black pearl came to be the gem of Tahiti. Although the museum is owned...More
Ducked in here as much for the air conditioning as anything else. Turned out to be a very interesting and informative history of black pearls. From diving to growing. Very friendly staff who leave you to view in your own time. Although much great black...More
I about broke my neck trying to make it to the Pearl Museum before they closed on my last day in Tahiti as I was dying to see this. While the "museum" has some interesting displays on how pearls are made, the mannequins were very...More
If you want to learn about black pearl history and it's production in Tahiti this is a place to visit.
Centrally located, next to the port and a marina, easily accessible by foot. Very nice display of black pearl artifacts, as well as products offered...More
Just looked it up....Gauguin's Pearl farm....got an education on pearls, too....there is very, very little 'natural' pearls left...most are cultured...but as I said, they can still be quite beautiful, even if you don't need... More
Just looked it up....Gauguin's Pearl farm....got an education on pearls, too....there is very, very little 'natural' pearls left...most are cultured...but as I said, they can still be quite beautiful, even if you don't need investment quality. (I'm not sure, as another has said, that I would buy investment quality here...better with a pearl dealer in Canada or the U.S. or online somewhere...)