Musée Maritime de Nouvelle-Calédonie, Noumea

(4.5/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Noumea is not a city of culture, it's a resort town, when you do not want to go to the beach, cultural activities are rare. There cinema or bars but better yet there's this rich maritime Museum and loaded history of the stones, must see and take his time.
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  • Again, we have seen the quality of the Nouméa museums, this one is very well documented, and very nice. You learn a lot of things about the discovery of Caledonia and navigation. Do
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  • Interesting, worth the walk from the cruise terminal. Lots of history, English and French information, friendly staff. 
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  • 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
  • Excellent local museum events and maritime characteristics
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  • Museum d archaeology and not maritime, very poor, warns
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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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  • Superb collections, implemented through a modern and didactic presentation in elegant spaces.
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