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Tjibaou Cultural Center
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$90.52*
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3-Hour Guided Country Tour from Noumea
Ranked #5 of 72 things to do in Noumea
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Owner description: This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and archives.
Reviewed December 6, 2013

The building itself is a masterpiece by Renzo Piano. An absolute marvel that superbly fits in its environment. And that is the problem, in a way. Because you enter the building with a huge sense of expectation, you anticipate the thrill and the surprise of discovering outstanding art works.

Then you enter the premises.

And nothing. There is nothing in there. Two rooms were closed when I visited. There was a tiny tiny exhibition with recent acrylic canvases by some local artists. A few drawings. A cloth hanging from the ceiling. I enjoy museums a lot. But this one was a MAJOR disappointment considering the expectation created by this architectural wonder.

4  Thank hholbein
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

This should be a #1 point of interest in Noumea. The buildings by Renzo Piano are an interpretation of the native Kanak culture. If you only have one day in Noumea, take a cab there and spend an hour.....then scoot off to the beach for a swim.

1  Thank laurag32655
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Reviewed October 24, 2013 via mobile

The building itself is very impressive and the exhibits that were open whilst we were there were interesting - probably only half of them open.

1  Thank szjam
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The site is quite remarkable but there are still many exhibits under construction. Interesting to wander around. It would to have a written guide to explain some of the items. On the sign board, often the English part is very short.

1  Thank Evelyn R
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

It's a nice calm place to wander around. It's quite small really, but nice to see, especially since it was designed by Renzo Piano.
Only 500 francs per person which is quite reasonable.
They could do with a café inside that would have been nice to sit and have a coffee.

3  Thank Craig W
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