Musée Maritime de Nouvelle-Calédonie, Noumea

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Discover the maritime history of New Caledonia at Musée Maritime de Nouvelle-Calédonie, 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. Plan your visit to Musée Maritime de Nouvelle-Calédonie and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Noumea vacation builder.
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • Beautifully designed and laid out museum, with lots to interest Australians. Displays, lighting and creative design are world class. One of the unexpected highlights of my trip.  more »
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  • What a great museum with lots of local history. A must see if in Noumea.
  • The best museum ! Anyone with an interest in history especially maritime will love this place. The whole story of the Laperouse Expedition is presented using many objects recovered from the wrecks. - Greg Bond
  • And SEMPER FI MARINES thing thing you know inside that there is full than you you don't know where can be if! But I would never that a person like you can say his because thanks to is Museum I discovered the story that nobody could answer me but since the day where I I was washing visit this museum my open eyes and already it is not poor so well put his in your big head what you call Museum poor and much is I point out as this poor man to a name the Museum MARITIME Museum! I wonder if you know what is a museum so stop months this rumor! This museum and one of my Museum the most beautiful and interesting that I've ever seen! If you're still thinking about what you said and well come in New Caledonia to visit me this plain interesting history museum! THEN and think not that I criticize you but I told you the truth!
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  • The Museum was renovated, maritime history of New Caledonia is very well presented, to visit, taking the time to look, objects, maps, and films, very good place of this exhibition...
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  • Excellent local museum events and maritime characteristics
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There are few budget options in Nouméa, but a good selection of mid-range hotels. Most are concentrated in Anse Vata, at the southernmost tip of the peninsula, where you'll find palm-fringed beaches and plentiful bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. For something a little more central, consider one of the comfortable hotels around Place Des Cocotiers. The picturesque square is close to the marinas and cathedral, and makes a great base from which to explore the city.
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