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Massim Museum

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Informative Local Museum

The museum visit formed part of our tour in Alotau. It opened officially on October 15th, 2016... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2017
Dan L
Bunbury, Australia
A new & tiny local museum

Attended as part of a P&O organised Cultural Festival tour & found the museum quite informative... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
Brisbane, Australia
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The Museum currently two opening history exhibitions: The Rise and Fall of Samarai, and Milne Bay's place in WWII: The Battle of Milne Bay 1942. More contemporary displays include paintings & objects created by Milne Bay artists and weavers. The...more
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Bottom Floor, Education Milne Bay, Wanigili Centre | Wanigili Building, Education Milne Bay, Alotau 211, Papua New Guinea
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Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

This tiny museum was part of our arranged P&O tour along with a micro canoe festival. Some lovely pieces of work and interesting miltary facts. Overall we found we learned as much about the PNG culture talking directly with locals and the same/betters treasures in...More

1  Thank Justine B
Susan A, Volunteer at Massim Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2017

Hi Justine, thanks for visiting. We are working on improving our offerings in the shop and have recruited about 8 volunteers who will be able to give little guided tours of the museum so we hope the experience will continue to improve in the months...More

Reviewed October 31, 2017

The museum visit formed part of our tour in Alotau. It opened officially on October 15th, 2016. There are some very interesting exhibits that showcase the history of the area and the local culture. The timber carvings are fascinating, particularly the statuettes depicting aspects of...More

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed October 30, 2017

This museum is quite new. It appeared to be run mostly by Australian Expats. Nice new building and lots of history on the area in WWII and the development of Alotau as the administrative center of the province. Also lots of nice carvings and a...More

Thank Douglas T
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Attended as part of a P&O organised Cultural Festival tour & found the museum quite informative, relatively basic but provided a cultural history (artefacts, canoes) as well as the military history. The cultural festival was a bit more commercialised - small buses transport guests for...More

Thank 188petere
Reviewed September 4, 2017

This is a lovely small, new museum with a dynamic director who is passionate about PNG crafts. The museum had an interesting tree of languages, an interesting craft store, unusual and interesting books and beautiful displays of different pieces of art. If you are in...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Attended as part of off-ship tour ( no issues with entrance fee, hoping P&O make a significant payment). Also saw various PNG dancing groups outside and upstairs as part of the Cultural Festival re-enactment. Also two fantastic contemporary dancers (Warrior and Sea Creature) but have...More

Thank VeroniqueM68
Reviewed March 8, 2017

It’s situated in the former conference room of the main building of Wanigili. Various carvings and photos from the past as well as a couple of war canoes were displayed. On the front door there was a sign that said it’s free for the locals...More

1  Thank RayParks
Susan A, Guest Relations Manager at Massim Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2017

Hi Ray, Thanks for your review, and also the transport information. I'll add that to our page. We want you to feel welcome at the Massim Museum, so please come down again and visit (with no entry fee of course - check out some of...More

Reviewed November 13, 2016

The museum is an asset for Alotau,with interesting exhibits , not far away from the city centre, with staff very willing to assist and explain. Not huge but very cozy with warm wall colours. Dont leave Alotau without visiting the museum

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Hi there. So sorry we’ve been ignoring you! We ran out of money and the internet was switched off! Would love to see your photos though. I wonder if you could follow us on Facebook or Instagram and send me a private message... More
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Response from Susan A | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi BrisbaneBoy_11, you can walk as it's only about 3.5km, but seriously, it's hot!! Catch a cab. I'm just asking someone how much it will cost and how you might book a cab. Can you use wifi on the boat or can you call a... More