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Gauguin Museum

Atuona Village, French Polynesia
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Worth the visit

The museum itself is located in the center of Atuona. It has a very complete collection of replicas... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Badalona, Spain
Great museum

I loved my visit to the Gauguin Museum but it was made very special because of the talk given to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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This museum pays tribute to the famous painter by displaying mementos and items related to his stay on the island of Hiva Oa and copies of his works.
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  • Very good54%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Atuona Village, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The museum itself is located in the center of Atuona. It has a very complete collection of replicas from Gauguin life and movement. It is a way to learn more about the artist and his transformation and also help the local site to preserve culture....More

Thank xIshidax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved my visit to the Gauguin Museum but it was made very special because of the talk given to our group by a great guide. He told us the story of Gauguin's life which was so interesting.

Thank MargCanberra
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

My reason for wanting to visit French Polynesia in the first place, is my deep curiosity about Paul Gauguin. We finally made it to the cultural Centre and right out of the gate, we had researched that all of the works were replicas of Gauguin...More

Thank Eva Q
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

The Paul Guiguin Museum is a wonderful representation of his work using reproductions. They are well displayed with sufficient descriptions. It is worthwhile to pay the admission. The Jacques Brel building that is in the grounds of the Gauguin Museum is not worth paying for....More

Thank e10750law
Reviewed 29 August 2016

In addition to works of Paul Gauguin the museum also has various artifacts from Hiva Oa. The museum is larger than it looks from the outside and one could easily spend a morning looking at and reading about the many items here. Well worth seeing...More

Thank rangi1
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon looking around this museum. Very well set out and English information as well as French. Some beautiful art works and photos as well as interesting history. Not expensive. Easy to get to, centre of village.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 7 December 2015

No, they are not originals, but they are very good, realistic, and colourful reproductions. There is also a re-creation of Gauguin's house and a Jacques Brel collection.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The museum was very nice, great old photos, artifacts, and replica of Gauguin's house of Pleasure. I was hoping to see an original but only copies of his work were on hand. Still, worth the visit!

Thank kenflo11111
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is a small museum of Gauguin's work and life in the Marquesas. The paintings are not originals as far as I can tell (many of his works are at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris). There isn't much to see beyond his paintings and a...More

1  Thank a_cap2015
Reviewed 30 June 2015

The museum has a unique insight into how Paul Gauguin saw the beauty in the islands, their people and their cultural differences. Well worth the trip and the views are stunning.

Thank Ronnie131961
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