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Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie
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Good WW1 Museum

Very very informative. English as well as a French. Part of the museum was closed for renovation so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
philhollands
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Adelaide, Australia
small but interesting

We always visit maritime museums, this one is small but still worth the visit, some interesting... read more

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Reviewed August 8, 2019

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum and learnt a lot about maritime exploration in this part of the world in both French and English. The museum leads you through different rooms which cover different time periods and the themed activities for children are interspersed. Very well set up. Just a pity it is a little out of the way, although easy walking distance from the city centre.

Date of experience: July 2019
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We really appreciate your feedback! But we are puzzled as your comments are excellent but the notation is not as good. Is it what you really meant or is it just a mistake?
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Reviewed April 27, 2019 via mobile

Came here during one of the rainy afternoons excellent little museum in walking distance to the cruise ship terminal. Very informative with the displays lots of different types of information for different age groups throughly enjoyed it.
Well set out lots of interactive displays.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

A great museum. Well worth a wander. English is well represented. The relics are fascinating. And the is a lot of activities for children in every gallery. A few exhibits even said 'Yes you can touch'. Staff helpful. Well worth the time.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

This museum entrance is well hidden but you won't be disappointed . The historical presentation is easy to follow : after the first explorations by James Cook in this part of the Pacific Ocean, a thorough introduction to the French navigator Laperouse will keep you eager to know more

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Visited Noumea on a cruise ship and arrived on a Sunday. This is one of a few attractions that is open on a Sunday and is only a 5-min stroll from the cruise terminal.

The staff were very polite and as a bonus they will accept credit cards and Australian currency, unlike some other venues. Very reasonable admission charges CFP1000 for a family of four and CFP250 for extra children. We paid AUD$20 which meant we were overcharged by about AUD$3 but when you factor in fee for changing money it was still more than reasonable.

The permanent exhibition on the ground floor is quite extensive and has description data in both French and English. It was very informative and we spent about 1.5-hrs strolling around. There are plenty of activities that keeps both adults and kids engaged.

Upstairs was a temporary exhibition on marine carpenters that has interactive activities for the kids to build their own paper boat models or try to follow plans to build a boat out of wooden blocks.

There is also a play area for the kids to run amok through.

Overall a good way to pass a couple of hours whilst learning a bit about the maritime history of the South Pacific.

Date of experience: December 2018
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