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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

Pk 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Worth a visit on rainy day.

I enjoyed this exhibit which takes perhaps an hour of time to visit. Mostly in Tahitian and French... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stillwater, Minnesota
Worth the taxi fare. One of the best collection of pre-contact French Polynesian artifacts anywhere.

This is one of the best collection of pre-contact French Polynesian artifacts anywhere. The Bishop... read more

Reviewed December 15, 2017
San Diego
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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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Pk 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed this exhibit which takes perhaps an hour of time to visit. Mostly in Tahitian and French but enough English and easy to figure out labels. Interesting history of islands, Polynesians, and geology. Easy to take taxi then walk 10 minutes to nearby Hotel...More

Thank jwilkens
Reviewed December 15, 2017

This is one of the best collection of pre-contact French Polynesian artifacts anywhere. The Bishop Museum in Honolulu and the Museum of New Zealand have more extensive collections from across the Pacific, but here is an excellent collection focused on some truly iconic French Polynesian...More

Thank TwoAmps
Reviewed December 6, 2017

On your visit to Tahiti, take the time to visit this museum and you will learn so much of the tradition and culture of the island. There is so much more to Tahiti than just the beaches and the hotels, if you don't get away...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed December 1, 2017

It's clear that this museum was a labor of love, and we appreciated everything about it. Admission is just 600 XPF per person ($6) and It's just a short walk from LeMeridien, and it's air-conditioned, in case the great artifacts and history lesson inside aren't...More

Thank vlaurend
Reviewed October 20, 2017

Great collection of Polynesian artefacts and well worth a visit. Most of the exhibitions are quite old and in need of a facelift. Only minimal information in English. Worth a visit nonetheless.

Thank PerthGirl72
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Enjoyed a visit here. Good exhibits with lots of good information in several different languages. Learned a lot about old Polynesia etc..

1  Thank Terry T
Reviewed July 23, 2017

This museum is truly excellent but clearly needs some funds and feels under-utilised. Go there. It has comprehensive exhibits.

1  Thank cawdorMarlborough
Reviewed July 9, 2017

This is a great museum for Polynesian history and culture. We had a guide on a tour but everything is well explained by signage. See how it used to be in F.P. Nice grounds.

1  Thank Bob J
Reviewed June 30, 2017

The musium is small and quite. It's great to hide from the sun and check the history of FP for 30 minutes or so. There is a great black sand beach near by, which is very convenient. Nice place to visit but maybe not worth...More

1  Thank alionakozlova
Reviewed May 31, 2017

Oh my, oh my this is the best collection of Tahitian and Polynesia art I have ever seen. The 18th century outriggers looked like they could have greeted the Mounty yesterday. Also here is a tip that will save you money I guarantee. The gift...More

2  Thank 3Equinox
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Hirosato Y
April 27, 2017|
Response from Lesley B | Reviewed this property |
The Museum website states it is closed Sunday and Monday. It's open the other days. Regards, Lesley
Hirosato Y
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Judith G | Reviewed this property |
It is open every day except Monday. We found it a very worthwhile place to find out about migration and origins
June 28, 2016|
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Response from Melissa_Cyr |
600 cfp for the permanent exposition and 900 cfp for permanent exposition + temporary exposition
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