National Museum and Art Gallery, Port Moresby

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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 custom trip 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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  • We found this museum very interesting. It had a good selection of artefacts well displayed around a number of rooms. Outside were planes and other war relics from WWII.  more »
  • One of Port-Moresby (very) few attractions. Very interesting display of traditional artefacts. The visit is free of charge but donation when leaving goes without saying. (The A/C works full blast and ...  more »
  • We hired a driver for the day and this was one of our must see spots. Well worth the hour plus. The walk around outside is great, and the treasures inside are fascinating. You forget the amazing histo...  more »

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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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