National Museum and Art Gallery, Port Moresby

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Art Museum Museum
Explore the fascinating exhibitions at National Museum and Art Gallery, a museum highlighting the natural and cultural heritage of Papua New Guinea. The building itself is a special display and features exotic artwork on the exterior walls. Inside, browse through five collections including natural history and artwork. The museum showcases more than 25,000 archeological items, 20,000 war relics, 7,000 contemporary art pieces, and more. Photography is not allowed inside the museum. Be sure to check the schedule before attending to see which temporary exhibit will also be on display. With our international travel planner, Port Moresby attractions like National Museum and Art Gallery can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • For what was on display very well laid out. Was quite warm in the museum as no aircon was on which is a bit of a worry with regards to maintaing the exhibits at a constant temperature.  more »
  • This museum has a lot to offer especially with regards to the native heritage of PNG but it appears the museum is in a bit of a decline due to lack of support from both government and private sectors....  more »
  • Were lucky to have the museum open for a group visit. The gallery built by the Aussie governments is really nice. The room with the wood carvings is impressive. The rest of the museum is very interest...  more »
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  • The entry to the National Museum Port Moresby. Well worth the visit and donation, work in progress for new undercover military museum wing, currently located outdoors and rusting away.
  • Nice little museum it's free but please make a donation
  • Love the pictures.... Add more tho, coz it looks very interesting.
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Where to stay in Port Moresby

Hotels are dotted rather haphazardly throughout Port Moresby, and tend to be somewhat expensive. Several four- and five-star accommodations cluster on the small peninsula also called Port Moresby, but known to locals simply as "Town." The nearby Ela Beach ranks as one of Port Moresby's most scenic areas and a popular recreational spot. The suburb Boroko is most convenient for public transport, but this once-bustling commercial center has lost much of its luster in recent years. Most hotels will arrange pick-up and drop-off from the airport.
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