Learn about the island country's indigenous Kanak culture at Tjibaou Cultural Center, known for its striking blend of traditional huts and modern architecture surrounded by lush landscaping. Browse through artifacts, artwork, and educational films and documents. Check the schedule ahead of time to plan visits around cultural performances. To optimize your experience, think about coming with a guide who can translate and explain the non-English-language information displays. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Noumea holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tjibaou Cultural Center and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Tjibaou Cultural Center Reviews
Went here on a weekend. Paid 2000CPF each to get in. There was literally nobody, other than us there. There we’re no guides to talk through any of the exhibits, what they were or what they meant, othe... more »
It was a long bus ride from the center of town to this important cultural center, but it was worth it as this place is unique in what it displays, the culture of the people from this island. Not relia... more »
Good insight into the cultural heritage of New Caledonia. The centre doesn't have air condition but remained quite cool. There were a few art exhibitions when we visited that had interesting sculptures. We went into one of the chambers and watched an interesting movie about building a traditional Kanak house, that was the first documentary showing at a centre that I watched until the end. Plenty of car parking space and a good amount of walking around the property.
Great museum. Very interesting. Daily guided tours daily in french and English but for the English tour you have to book in advance. The best way there is via public transport (bus). Admission is cheap and cost 500CPF each for us.
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