Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, Noumea

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Learn about New Caledonia's participation in World War II at Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, housing exhibits of authentic Jeeps used by local soldiers fighting in the French Pacific regiment. You can also browse the small artifacts collection that includes maps, weapons, and photographs. Don't leave before seeing the educational film providing further insight into this period of the country's history. Pick up an audio guide at the entrance for full English explanations of each display featured here.  Arrange your visit to Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale and discover more family-friendly attractions in Noumea using our Noumea day trip planning app .
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  • This place is magical with all that may represent the history of our beautiful island and the person of the host is charming!
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  • very small museum, beware that in the photos on the net the P61 fighter aircraft is a small MODEL, it looks life size in the photos I saw, everything is in French but English translation is available....  more »
  • We had visited already visited 3 other Museums in Noumea and this was the last on our list. We were not disappointed. The cost to enter is minimal (just make sure you have 200CFP cash with you as they...  more »
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  • We had visited already visited 3 other Museums in Noumea and this was the last on our list. We were not disappointed. The cost to enter is minimal (just make sure you have 200CFP cash with you as they don't accept credit cards) The museum is full of informative and often interactive displays the majority of which have been translated into English. Some brilliant memorabilia housed in glass displays plus excellent timelines and wall charts of the events which led to the 2nd World War and the part played by New Caledonia which was strategically placed in the Pacific Ocean. I would have liked an English handout - but that is my only negative comment. Highly recommended.
  • They only accept local currency (200 franc about $3au) which we did not have so we were not allowed entry. They must lose many tourist because of this. You would think they would accept Aussie dollars or credit card. Disappointed.
  • Museum not pretentious but effective discovery another NC
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  • A slice of history important for New Caledonia...
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  • Interesting place
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