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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

PK 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Nice Museum in a Beautiful Spot

This is a great museum for Polynesian history and culture. We had a guide on a tour but everything... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob J
Oro Valley, Arizona
Small and quite little musium.

The musium is small and quite. It's great to hide from the sun and check the history of FP for 30... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank Bob J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

Thank 3Equinox
Reviewed May 16, 2017

The museum has different objects from different Polinesian islands. The polynesian culture is well presented. The indoors have air conditioning. There is a botanical garden outside the museum as well.

Thank Earibal
Reviewed May 13, 2017

Walked here, with some help from the very friendly locals and worth the treck. Lots of displays and artifacts about the Tahitian culture and history. If you had the time,, would recommend a visit.

Thank Yongaz
Reviewed April 12, 2017

We visited the Museum of Tahiti and its Islands as part of a group tour of that side of the island. The Museum of Tahiti and the Islands is said to be the best of its kind in the South Pacific and it tells the...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed March 16, 2017

So happy we did this museum! Thorough explanation of French Polynesia development from geological to social perspectives! Loved viewing the ancient pictures, artifacts with hair, and engravings.

Thank Marty A
Reviewed February 23, 2017

A very informative and educational museum. There was a lot of information on the islands and the history and culture. Quite a number of artifacts of cultural significance as well as from early European settlement. A very good little museum with a charming gift shop....More

Thank Tatyana T
Reviewed February 21, 2017

This was an informative & educational visit. The museum gives a good history about the south pacific islands & shows a lot of artifacts that made the visit very enjoyable. The gardens are a nice visit & walk as well

Thank Pottstown C
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Great place to get background information about the islands and people, especially if you don't have a lot of time for your visit. The path was nicely maintained and easy to follow and the gardens were beautiful. We took several photos of the endemic plants.

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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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