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Tjibaou Cultural Center, Noumea

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Learn about the island country's indigenous Kanak culture at Tjibaou Cultural Center, known for its striking blend of traditional huts and modern architecture surrounded by lush landscaping. Browse through artifacts, artwork, and educational films and documents. Check the schedule ahead of time to plan visits around cultural performances. To optimize your experience, think about coming with a guide who can translate and explain the non-English-language information displays. Put Tjibaou Cultural Center into our Noumea trip itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Noumea.
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  • I don't feel like we learned too much from this visit. The whole place felt a bit empty and some sections were closed off, I have no idea why because there were other exhibits there that I wanted to w...  more »
  • What an amazing representation with loads of interesting architecture and great information. Loved just walking the site. We were there when they had a travel Expo - so great to see in use. A little h...  more »
  • I will recommend people to visit - as it shows you where and what Kanak people's cultural is. If you have a half day to stroll around the center after the exhibition, bring a picnic and enjoy the tran...  more »
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  • Worth visiting if you are in Noumea, the cultural centre has three sections - a brief history of Melanesian culture in the Pacific, a cafe and library and a living culture / learning centre. The complex by Renzo Piano on the ridge is a high architecture take on the vernacular hut complex of the Aire Coutume (customary area) at the centre of the bay. Still, there is a sense of "otherness" to the centre, physically separated from Noumea and wedged between an airport and golf course, inaccessible by sea, no-where else reflected neither architecturally nor in culture on the island (that we experienced).
  • Beautiful space, unique and very worth seeing. The staff were extremely friendly, even providing bug spray when noticing I was being bitten.'the art exhibits are fantastic. There is a bit of construction going on at the moment, but still worth a visit.
  • Beautiful architecture and grounds. Fascinating local art collection and other rooms explaining heritage of new caledonia. Small shop and café.
  • Very relaxing and enjoyable experience
  • Truely an architectural marvel and a must visit while in Nouméa. Easy to get to and from by bus. Excellent insight into Kanak and broader Pacific culture.