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“An education about pearls”

Musee de la perle et Bijouterie
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$50.74*
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Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Papeete
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Owner description: The Robert WAN Pearl Museum provides a comprehensive guide to the history and legends of pearls, crossing different cultures and civilizations. Visitors to the museum learn how the pearls are grafted and can see a collection of the world’s most beautiful cultured gems. A highlight of the collection is the largest round Tahitian cultured pearl in existence: a 22mm round Tahitian Silver (grey) of AAA quality, weighing 8.7 grams. Fittings, this pearl is called the “Robert WAN”. The Robert Wan Pearl Museum is a must do activity of the island of Tahiti. It confides to its visitors not only all the Cultured Pearl’s secrets and its History, but also all the tools and trust to choose their pearls. Only Museum dedicated to the Pearl, the Robert Wan Pearl Museum provides numerous illustrations and explanations that are as adapted for amateurs as for experienced people. Robert Wan reveals all the secrets of conception of the Tahitian Cultured Pearls and discloses its symbol over the centuries.
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Though this pearl museum is part of a store, you can freely visit the museum displays and feel no pressure to purchase pearls. It was quite well done, and we both thought that we learned a great deal about pearls, pearl farming, and the pearl industry. We thought it was well worth a visit.

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Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

A very well done overview of pearls! If you want to know about pearl farming & the history of pearls it’s worth a stop.

As others have noted, while this is a retail store as well there is absolutely NO pressure to buy! In fact, if you wanted to buy you would need to ask for assistance!

1  Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

We enjoyed learning about pearls in the museum, and we were very pleased with the purchase we made in the retail section.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Amazing place and interesting to learn the story of the beautiful pearls as well we have had the chance to see some precious pearls that is at the same place for sel it’s one place that is must to visit in Tahiti

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Reviewed April 14, 2018

I went to the Robert WAN Pearl Museum twice. The first time was a surprise. On Sunday morning my husband and I were walking around the harbor on the Boulevard and spotted the museum. I had it on my list of places to visit the next day since it was not open on Sunday. To our surprise, we saw people inside and were invited in. We both enjoyed the exhibit, learning a lot about pearls in general and black ones in particular. To our surprise, though we expected this free museum to be a hook into a retail shop, nobody offered to show us any of the high-priced merchandise on display.

The next day I returned with a friend who was equally delighted with the displays, and again, if we had asked, we could have tried on necklaces or earrings, but there were obviously no expectations of that. Don't miss this fascinating experience!

2  Thank Sharon L
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