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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  • September 1, 2017
    The Maritime museum is full of history dating from the first settlers onwards for many pacific nations, not just New Caledonia. The displays are well presented, some having both French and English exp...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    The Museum has been redone and wins a be revisited! We understand better the various expeditions in the Pacific and the shipwrecks of boats... A very moving exhibition on the boat as means of transport in New Caledonia and the liners of the past who joined the territory! Bravo! Only downside shop that sells nothing local
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  • August 4, 2017
    The coverage of Perouse's travels, as well as 13 other seagoing captains is shown through wonderful artifacts and histories. The headphones allow you to hear of letters left for loved ones on ill fate...  more »
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  • February 12, 2017
    Value for money Museum. At 200 New Caledonia francs it was reasonable and showed a lot of their history and of the Pacific countries.
  • January 30, 2017
    Beautiful collections, and a warm welcome. Some activities are organized throughout the year...
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  • October 2, 2016
    Just look at ~
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  • March 30, 2015
    12 h 15 instead of 12:30!
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