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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  • Best 200 f each spent on our trip. A small, but concise interactive display of New Caledonia's important piece of wartime history. The narrative complimented the visual display perfectly. Thoroughly e...  more »
  • Really paints a great picture of the history of New Caledonia and explains the cultural mix. Definitely recommend! Good use of a range of technologies to tell an interesting story and quite interactiv...  more »
  • This Museum details the Second World War in New Caledonia and the South Pacific from a French perspective which I found fascinating. Crammed into a small colonial cottage beside the top of La Place De...  more »
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  • 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.
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