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 is very interesting and a well organized representation of Noumea and World Wars. A interesting audio helps guide u around as all signs are in French. We thoroughly enjoyed the displays and it is...  more »
  • It is splendid that congratulations to the teams must see Museum there is so much to discover it represents well the American occupation in Noumea
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  • very interesting exhibition about the Pacific war, this helped me to better understand the participation of countries of this war disputes.
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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.
  • Installed in a halfpipe - built by the U.S. Army in 1943 - totally refurbished, this Museum presents more than 500 objects (of the daily life of soldiers or civilians during the war) and documents (excerpts from diaries, letters, testimonials (, images of time collected with veterans and their families or from the U.S. archives) from the collections of the city of Noumea and the southern province. Excerpts from fictional films, illustrating the different episodes of this war, punctuate the course. Scientific, fun, and interactive, terminals where the major scientific discoveries made or developed at this time.
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  • Museum not pretentious but effective discovery another NC
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  • A slice of history important for New Caledonia...
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