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. Add The Vanuatu Cultural Centre to your Port Vila travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Port Vila vacation trip planner.
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  • July 31, 2017
    What a great find this attraction is. friendly welcoming staff and fantastic displays that will almost certainly encourage you to learn more about Vanuatu and the local islands. We did not have suffic...  more »
  • July 27, 2017
    The cultural centre is very small (just one big room) but very well laid out and lots of interesting displays. We had a really lovely guide called Edgak (from memory), he was very welcoming and did so...  more »
  • July 11, 2017
    We came across this on a walk its located away from the main tourist area so could get a cheap bus there if you didnt want to walk. The museum guide is excellent and him doing sand drawings is worh go...  more »

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As Efate's largest town and the hub of tourist activity, Port Vila offers solid lodging options catering to foreign visitors. Consider staying in an upscale hotel or chain resort along the shores of Vila Bay for easy access to beaches and central attractions. Many hotels and guesthouses allow children under 12 to stay free of charge, and checking for this ahead of time can help you score extremely economical accommodations. You can also look for affordable rooms a bit out of town, at inland guesthouses or low-key resorts. If you do choose to go that far, consider renting a car.
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