Musée Maritime de Nouvelle-Calédonie, Noumea
(4.4/5 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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  • We entered the museum but they do not take credit cards nor foreign currency. Note that the tourist office on the water near the Casino Grocery Store does or did have a currency exchange. 
  • A well thought out, very interesting Museum, a permanent exhibition on the magnificent Perugia, the explanations are clear and simple. It was exciting and it made me want to know more. The temporary exhibition on the Seine was also well staged, with activities for children. Not to be missed.
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  • Certainly worth a quick visit, most of the exhibits are small in nature. There are a few lights, some old china, ship accoutrements along special exhibits. The displays are interesting but not particu...  more »
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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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