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Tjibaou Cultural Center

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Address: Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
Phone Number: +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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simply a great experience, and very enjoyable. The exhibits were superb as was the architecture,a must see for anybody visiting

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting presentation of Kanak culture. Great exhibition on the stone carvings found all over the island. Excellent info on history of Jean-Marie Tjibaou. I would have liked a bit more on modern-day Kanak culture and socio-economic situation. Physical location is fabulous and the Kanak trail along the edges of the mangrove swamps is beautiful.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This attraction is a ways out of town, but easily accessible by bus. It may not be on your list of things to do, but it should be. I knew nothing about it, but saw the buildings in the distance while visiting the zoological parc and had to find out what this building was. Amazingly, it was the Tjibou Cultural... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

simply a great experience, and very enjoyable. The exhibits were superb as was the architecture,a must see for anybody visiting

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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

These 10 beautiful building units (or cases) are archtectural sculptures designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano. The site is dedicated to indigenous culture and named after the Kanak independence leader Jean Marie Tjibaou. The buildings reference the curved nature of traditional buildings and the kanaks' building skills. Even though the pines that were transplanted here stop one from seeing... More 

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Hillside, Victoria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture is worth looking at especially the design for light and ventilation. The old traditional huts have some very engaging wood carvings. If mosquitoes like your blood please carry a spray to keep them off.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if the exhibits were not great (which they are), one would have to go for the architecture. There is an outdoor exhibit of buildings which is worthwhile. The small pods in the museum proper contain some modern art as well as traditional art. Although the exhibits are not extensive, they are top notch. Don't miss it!

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The centre is housed in an architecturally interesting building and has various displays of Kanak culture and history as well as an outdoors path incorporating plants and their use by natives and some huts

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit though wouldn't take more than two hours. The cafe is also fine and has a range of panini and salads - we had a late brunch here. The architecture is amazing and worth the visit alone. As is the wander along the paths and the gardens. Has a lovely peaceful feel. Range is exhibitions from modern... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's tragically easy for most Western tourists to focus on the French side of the Islands at the expense of the indigenous cultures of New Calendonia. This cultural centre goes a long way to redress that and is mightily impressive place in itself. Housed in stunning modern series of glass & wood huts that open up, the artefacts are fascinating... More 

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Parndana, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the bus out here, enjoyed walking the grounds and then looked at some of the exhibitions, very well laid out and worth a look.

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