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Tjibaou Cultural Center

Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
+687 41.45.45
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This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and archives.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
+687 41.45.45
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Reviewed yesterday

Definitely worth the visit. The architecture is amazing and the history and cultural information fascinating. We booked on an english speaking tour which includes re-inactments which was entertaining.

Thank PJPruden
Reviewed yesterday

Enzo Piano, the architect, has done an amazing job. Not many people were there when we went: it was calm and peaceful. I gather the cruise ship visitors were arriving the next day.

Thank jilly1a
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We made it a point to visit as the photographs looked interesting. It was very out of the way and we wasted quite a lot of time trying to get to a bus to take us there due to lack of clear directions. The centre...More

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The concept and aspirations for this Kanak cultural centre (NB it's NOT a museum) make it a significant feature. However, apart from the striking architecture, its potential seems largely unfulfilled as yet. There was a vibrant and colourful market in the grounds - held monthly,...More

Thank EJC142TR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning architecture and impressive grounds are great, but with Gunter as our guide the place comes alive and everything you see gains meaning and relevance.

Thank JennyWandP
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

looks great from the outside but its mostly big open spaces, its not easy to get a sense of their way of life as there aren't many pictures or artefacts

Thank Jan082015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The buildings are worth the trip. We went on a Sunday so a few things were not open or staffed Nice grounds with some great views Worth the trip

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thought the centre was going to show more of the local culture but is more of a community venue. Great place to walk around and very interesting architecture. Well worth a visit

Thank Waltersj1
Reviewed 19 August 2017

One of only two places where you can see the local Kanak Cuture. Unfortunately no scheduled displays of native singing and dancing or other cultural displays, except on just one day during the week. There is a theatre for performances, and a village with a...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We didn't stay that long, as we do find this sort of place boring. But what we saw was great. It took us about 1/2 hour to walk around, but they do say 2/3 hours is best needed. We loved the outdoor buildings and the...More

Thank JoRhys
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Wendy M
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Response from nesral | Reviewed this property |
This was free
Rebecca M
9 January 2017|
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Response from flashgordon2016 | Reviewed this property |
Best to change Aussie Dollars into the local currency : Pacific francs, the Tjibaou Cultural Center have increased their prices now. It is 1000 F this year instead of 500 F last year.
21 November 2016|
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Response from 1stimetraveller | Reviewed this property |
No. Most authentic touristy places arent very developed for tourists and certainly not for the large number that come off cruise ships. I was not aware of any disability suitable toilets.