The 'Musée de Tahiti et des Îles' , its garden and the Pearl Museum are among the best cultural tours of the island of Tahiti to discover its customs , its history and the richness of the Polynesian people ; its beauty, its identity, its craft ...
Let you guided and enjoy discovering in the heart of this culture.
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The Museum of Tahiti and the Islands - Te Fare Manaha - invites you to discover the culture of the five archipelagos of French Polynesia .
This museum is located by the sea in Puna'auia , 15 km west of Papeete already in a place full of history ; Pointe des Pêcheurs. Located between two lagoons, it offers exceptional views between ocean and mountains
Its exceptional setting with its four hectares of park allows you to spend a day steeped in Polynesian culture and chilled in his magnificent garden , a true natural and historic site.
This museum is rich with ancient artefacts, informations about culture , social and religious life of the Polynesian.
Objects of the Marquesas Islands, the Society Islands , Tuamotu , Gambier and Austral are presented in the permanent exhibition halls and allow to approach the natural environment and settlement of French Polynesia , the geography of the archipelago , fauna , flora , material culture , social and religious life and history of the Polynesians .
The museum consists of four sections which extend over 900m² and presents permanent exhibitions :
A room of 360 m² is reserved for temporary exhibitions which highlight topics related to both ethnographic collections , historical and fine arts , as creations of contemporary artists.
The bonus is the PARC - " The Gardens of Hiti " - 4 hectares whose entrance is free and offers an ethnobotanical course : www.museetahiti.pf/parc.ph
To continue this immersion into the ancient culture , the patio ( les Jardins d' ATEA ) and the ethnobotanical garden ( Les Jardins de Hiti ) museum offer different paths to discovery of endemic and native plants. This is also the opportunity to picnic in a beautiful setting. These beautiful gardens welcome in July the Pacific traditional Sports Festival, the Heiva Tua'ro Ma'ohi with the program javelin , stone lifting, copra, coconut climbing ..
Opening Hours : Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Entrance tickets :
Permanent showroom : 600 F CFP
Temporary showroom : 800 F CFP
Permanent showroom + temporary showroom : 1000 F CFP
Entrance to the park is free and available from 8:00 to 18:00.
Travel agency rates and group of people 10 and more
Plan d'accès :
How to get there ?
By car :
Coming from Papeete, after the bridge of Punaru'u before the petrol station and the shopping center , take a small road right at PK 14.7 .
In Truck :
It lays passengers for the museum on the main road 600m from the entrance.
To return to Papeete , the truck takes to the mall (last truck around 16h ) .
Price: 150 CFP
By taxi :
The fare is about 3000 CFP ( € 25 )
Located in the center of Papeete , the museum of the Robert Wan pearl is the only museum dedicated to the Pearl of Tahiti.
THE ROBERT WAN PEARL MUSEUM provides a comprehensive guide to the history and legends of pearls, crossing different cultures and civilizations.
Visitors to the museum learn how the pearls are grafted and can see a collection of the world’s most beautiful cultured gems.
A highlight of the collection is the largest round Tahitian cultured pearl in existence: a 26mm baroque-shaped Tahitian Silver (grey), of AAA quality and weighing 8.7 grams.Fittingly, the name of this pearl is “Robert Wan”.
« The Pearl is a gem, the Robert Wan Pearl Museum is its story. » - Robert Wan
Free admission and visit
Opening Hours : Open Monday to Saturday from 9h to 17h. Closed Sundays and holidays. You have the opportunity to book a private tour in different languages (minimum 2 persons).
Adress : Le Musée de la Perle – BP 850 Boulevard Pomare À coté du temple de Paofai – Front de mer
Tel : +(689) 46 15 54
Elegance and beauty of French Polynesia , the Tahitian Pearl is truly unique and authentic treasure.
Tahitian Pearl, unique and peerless
Learn all about the history of the Pearl, how to buy a pearl in Tahiti and how ti visit a pearl farm.