The Vanuatu Cultural Centre, Port Vila

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Learn about Vanuatu's cultural history across numerous cultural grounds at The Vanuatu Cultural Centre. The museum features large collections of artifacts like masks, gongs, and outrigger canoes as well as natural finds including shells and fossils. View the video documentaries about the area's culture and history, and catch demonstrations on traditional skills like sand-drawing, dance, and storytelling. Consider hiring a tour guide to get extra details and fascinating histories on each object. The attraction also sells souvenirs like handicrafts and educational material. Plan to visit The Vanuatu Cultural Centre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Port Vila attractions using our Port Vila online journey planner .
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  • Let's you discover more and more about fascinating Vanuatu. The Cuktural Centre has a treasure trove of information and exhibits that will really fascinate you.  more »
  • Fabulous museum telling stories of island history. I was especially fortunate to be there when some local primary school kids came in and began some sand drawing. To see geckoes and other creatures dr...  more »
  • This was our second visit to the Cultural Center as we wanted to share Port Villa's history with our sons. While it is relatively small the centre is packed with interesting stories, artifacts and dis...  more »
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  • We visited the cultural centre on a quiet Saturday morning. We opted for the guide/sand drawing option (VT1500 per head) and it was well worth it. Edgar was our guide, and you can tell that he loves his country and culture. He did two sand drawings for us, one of men making masks and another of a kastom heart. He also played us a couple of songs on the bamboo flute, one about a rat finding kava, and a love song. Lastly, he played us the Vanuatu and Australian national anthems on another bamboo instrument, which you play by shaking. Then Edgar showed us around the museum, telling us more about ni-Vanuatu culture and customs. It was fascinating! We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the museum and Edgar's stories and insights.

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