Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, Noumea

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Discover the maritime history of New Caledonia at Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie, a museum filled with thought-provoking and interactive exhibits. Follow the voyages of Monsieur de La Perouse, a French naval officer and explorer who vanished at sea. Before his disappearance, the adventurer led an expedition around the world and sailed to many countries. See objects recovered from shipwrecks and models of modern-day ships designed to carry immigrants. The museum also offers educational games and quizzes for kids. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Noumea holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Le Musee Maritime de Nouvelle-Caledonie and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Definitely worth a visit - really interesting especially the exhibitions about the expedition of La Perouse and rescuing boat people. Very friendly welcome from receptionist.  more »
  • A fantastic look at New Caledonias maritime past. Very interesting displays and treasures. Well thought out and set out. Lots of areas for children to interact with all things maritime. Great for...  more »
  • This museum has several interesting exhibits about New Caledonia's maritime history. I liked the exhibit on the La Perouse expedition. The exhibit on the New Caledonian ship that played a role in.....  more »
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  • The maritime museum is quite interesting, like the special exhibition upstairs and most of their exhibitions have English descriptions. Lot's of info, can spend up to 2 hours here.
  • Extremely informative in a non stuffy way. Easy to follow in English and French.
  • Naval history is always fascinating! Visiting the Maritime Museum of New Caledonia adds to the knowledge and intrigue to learn more about this fascinating subject!
  • I really enjoyed this place especially the story of the French exploration of the Pacific. All the signs were in English as well as French so that is a plus. Overall this is an excellent museum to visit.
  • Good amount of information and artefacts packed into a small building. A lot of activities for kids. Plenty of parking outside and right next to a port for an ocean view.
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