Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, Punaauia

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Learn about the history and culture of French Polynesia at Museum of Tahiti and the Islands, housing an extensive array of exhibits, artifacts, and audio-visual experiences. Examine the ethnographic displays featuring traditional tools, dress, and boats used by the island's native inhabitants, then delve into its natural history through the collections of shells, taxidermied animals, and ornithological drawings. The onsite cafe, shop, and well-maintained parkland make the museum a well-rounded place for relaxation as well as education. Put Museum of Tahiti and the Islands on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Punaauia travel site .
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  • Most of the museum is under construction. For $6 USD per adult, we were able to see a limited selection of artifacts. All descriptions are in French only . Take a French translation app if you don’t s...  more »
  • We took an island tour from Papeete to Venus Point, the historic landing site for most European discoverers and evangelists in the late 1700’s with its monument to the Bounty. Its sole lighthouse was ...  more »
  • On 6/2/18 my husband and I stopped here for a visit. This museum was very worthwhile. Cost/entrance fee was 500 XPF per person. Large parking lot. Not all the exhibits had English signage but it's sti...  more »
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  • The main museum focusing on the history and culture of Polynesia is closed until at least 2020 for major renovations. The current buildings flood when it rains hard. So what's open are the temporary exhibit space and the gardens. Until March 2019 the temporary exhibit features some great photographs of the Islands and its people taken by local photographers. You cover both the gardens and temporary exhibit in about one hour. If you happen to be in the neighborhood or passing by, by all means stop by.
  • Temporary review. The main museum is closed as of October 2018 for renovation. There is a delightful temporary exhibit of Polynesian dance costumes which is very worthwhile for those who are interested. No date for the re-opening.
  • Lots of history. A very nice place to visit.
  • A very good museum if you speak French. The start of the exhibition has English translations but further in they start to dissappear. I guess it is a work in progress. Definitely worth a visit!
  • Wonderful museum but many of the descriptions we're only in French
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