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Tjibaou Cultural Center

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Address: Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
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+687 41.45.45
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This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and...

This distinctive piece of architecture contains exhibitions, artifacts and archives.

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Amazing buildings

Tijboau Culterel Centre is an architectural gem. It could not be more appropriate and fits into the environment magnificently. I always visit here every time I come to Nouméa... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ouchmooey
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Melbourne Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited in early January and expected the center to be buzzing; however, very few staff were around and the exhibitions were lacking. The center is a wonderful piece of architecture and honours the Kanak people and their culture. The main building had some interesting pieces of art and historical information, mostly in French. The traditional huts were great to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to see the history and fantastic views of the ocean and hills. Loved the design and the exhibitions taking you through the how, and why. Excellent

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Interesting and very informative on the culture, history and politics of New Caledonia. Worth a visit. Would be more useful if more information was presented in English as well as in French, also needed more information on the walks. The buildings were stunning but the exhibits appeared a bit light on. Perhaps if more information was in English we may... More 

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Wellington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this cultural center early in January and it had the feeling of a school that had let out for the holidays, Deserted and lots of the rooms locked or empty. The one interesting display was something that had shown near our home town in 2014! However the traditional Kanak houses outside are really amazing and definitely worth... More 

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Lower Hutt City, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whatever else you do - you must visit here. Wonderful place; stunning architecture; great telling of history; set in great place; views amazing. either catch a bus or take a tour...you will not regret it!

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Melbourne Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tijboau Culterel Centre is an architectural gem. It could not be more appropriate and fits into the environment magnificently. I always visit here every time I come to Nouméa for some French immersion and the beaches. There are often fabulous exhibitions to view as a bonus. Take the #40 bus from bus depot (Port Moselle) for 210 each way for... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a tour to the cultural centre and I learned so much about the Kanak culture. The centre is a great represenatation of their lives and what they do. There are great displays inside the 10 buildings to learn more about New Caledonia. I saw the Bottled Ocean 2116 exhibition and it was pretty amazing. The exhibitions change on... More 

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Noumea, New Caledonia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a private shuttle from the Ship's Terminal with Lyvai tour, a variety of packages which are much cheaper on the shore. I had 2 hours of fun and cultural experience. What a great pleasure to understand Melanesian culture from our very talented tour guide Georgy who happens to be a chief from the small loyalty island of Lifou. Once... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building (by Renzo Piano) is magical and worth it just to mooch around it and the botanical garden-like grounds. Inside is much to be learned about the history and culture of the islands.

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Goulburn, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a local bus to the centre, very easy. Set in beautiful fern park, serene and cool. The architecture was splendid - like a cathedral. Very informative about local culture and history.

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