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Musee de la perle et Bijouterie

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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
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Boulevard Pomare, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40 54 86 40
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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
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

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.

Thank sistapleto
Reviewed April 28, 2016

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

Thank dhcbecker
Reviewed April 25, 2016

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

Thank Saricie_Q
Reviewed April 2, 2016

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

Thank Michael P
Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

Here's the history of Polynesian black pearl and a most amazing display of unique pieces of jewelry ! A must when in Tahiti ;) purchases are available of course !

Thank jackie b
Reviewed March 21, 2016

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

Thank rainomik
Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank firesprinklerguy
Reviewed December 11, 2015

I liked to learn more about the pearls, differnces in quality etc. Also nice to admire the jewellery.

Thank nilla425
Reviewed December 5, 2015

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

Thank melissag742
Reviewed December 1, 2015

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

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debbie l
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Response from kmarq55 | Reviewed this property |
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