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Museum of Tahiti and the Islands

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Great examples of Polynesian dance costumes

The only section of the museum that was open was the area housing a large selection of dance... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vancouver, Washington
Good Place to Visit on a Rainy Day

But we went there on a sunny day, and it was a good place to visit as well. Good compilation of the... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2018
a m
Incline Village, Nevada
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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...more
Pk 15 | PO. Box 380 354, Punaauia, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited today to find out the whole museum is now closed for renovations, so check first if you want to go. Nice spot by the sea though for a picnic lunch in the surrounding garden.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only section of the museum that was open was the area housing a large selection of dance costumes (male and female). Very interesting and visually stunning.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, I am glad I went to see the dance costumes. I was disappointed not to see the rest of the museum as it is under renovation until mid January. It was nice to go out to the beach there and watch the surfers.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bonni O
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Interesting place to visit, although museum is temporary closed and only dresses exhibition is open in case if you are speaking French. Unfortunately there are no English written description!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

But we went there on a sunny day, and it was a good place to visit as well. Good compilation of the history of Polynesian people and their spread throughout the South Pacific. Particularly enjoyed the room highlighting the history of Tahitian dance, performers' costumes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank a m
Reviewed September 8, 2018

having visited Maupiti, Nuvu Hiva and Hiva we came back to Tahiti and we visited this museum which really but the history and the culture in a better perspective having heard many of the stories from our tour guides around the islands. Here is a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Moti A
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

This was a good rainy afternoon activity for us and they are working on increasing their English exhibits. Informative and fun.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank PrintedSky
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Small, but good collection of artefacts on history of Tahiti and the islands. Very little signage in English. Gift shop on site. Restrooms. Plenty of free parking. Outdoor garden in the center. This has so much potential. Shame it isn't better maintained, but still recommended...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank woolywombat
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We went for the Bastillé day festivities which were amazing on the museum grounds and found our way into the actual museum. Small but quaint. An easy history of the islands of Tahiti and their flora and fauna. Nominal charge to enter.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Lynne A
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

What a great place. Besides the awesome museum of tahitian history we were able to observe the Bastille day events, vendors, traditional games and competitions. Fabulous. We might come back next year.

Date of experience: July 2018
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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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