Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, Noumea

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#4 of 6 in Museums in New Caledonia
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.  Make Musee de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale a centerpiece of your Noumea vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Noumea vacation planner.
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  • August 10, 2017
    The place could be more educational for a new Museum: the Museum date. The only Toilets are are fun... It lacks a lot of memories of war in New Caledonia
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  • August 5, 2017
    What an incredible effect the American Invasion had on the peoples of New Caledonia. On the one hand you have the "Memorial Americain", not even noted in TA, where thanks are given for protecting the ...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    a beautiful initiative of the Caledonians, must see. A quiet, documented, Museum history is addressed factually. A lot of humanity also.
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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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