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“It is a shop”

Musee de la perle et Bijouterie
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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 September 19, 2018 via mobile

the museum itself is very very small, but the shop is big, great for purchasing Robert Wan pearls, no discount.

2  Thank 674leid
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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Museum is one side of the space and the pearl shop the other. Small museum and with young kids, it’s good for about 10 minutes. Interesting collection of pearls that explains their shape and quality. The shop is well set out. Pearls for sale are pricey but presumably good quality. They have a good selection of jewellery. About 20 minutes walk from the cruise ship dock and the wander via the park is good as quite a local space.

2  Thank MarkH9869
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

We walked around the famous Papeete Market and adjacent shopping district, but the highlight for us was the Robert Wan Pearl Museum. We learned so much about the history of the French Polynesian islands and the current-day importance of pearl farming to the region. The exhibits were very educational and entertaining. It's definitely worth your time to stop here. Touring the museum only took about 1 hour and there is no admission charge or fee.

2  Thank Dr_C_and_E
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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.

2  Thank cbg52
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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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