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The Vanuatu Cultural Centre

Saralana Park, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
+678 22129
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“on display” (14 reviews)
“national museum” (13 reviews)
“small museum” (9 reviews)
LOCATION
Saralana Park, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
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+678 22129
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"on display"
in 14 reviews
"national museum"
in 13 reviews
"small museum"
in 9 reviews
"sand art"
in 7 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"musical instruments"
in 4 reviews
"guide edgar"
in 2 reviews
"natural history"
in 2 reviews
"telling stories"
in 2 reviews
"great culture"
in 2 reviews
"small entry fee"
in 2 reviews
"traditional dress"
in 2 reviews
"lovely guide"
in 2 reviews
"for sale"
in 4 reviews
"drawing"
in 65 reviews
"demonstration"
in 19 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is a very tiny museum, however, well worth the visit especially if Edgar is your guide. His knowledge and also ability to perform sandrawing and play a native instrument - is added bonus. Make sure you find out when these 'tours' on and be...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a very interesting place to enjoy and find out a bit more of the culture of the country, the sand drawing was unbelievable.

Thank mikeydaveyoz
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Unlike the sorry little place in Honiara, Solomon Islands, this is quite an impressive collection of artefacts in an impressive building. What made the visit truly special for us was the bonus of watching a docent completing several sand drawings in front of us.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Hardly worth the 1000vt admission price. Some interesting cultural dress displays but not enough context of which tribe or region was depicted nor chronological context. The photos on display in the National Library next door were as interesting and free.

Thank Kevin O
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Let's you discover more and more about fascinating Vanuatu. The Cuktural Centre has a treasure trove of information and exhibits that will really fascinate you.

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Fabulous museum telling stories of island history. I was especially fortunate to be there when some local primary school kids came in and began some sand drawing. To see geckoes and other creatures drawn so quickly with greta expertise was quite thrilling. Young kids taking...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit to the Cultural Center as we wanted to share Port Villa's history with our sons. While it is relatively small the centre is packed with interesting stories, artifacts and displays. The curators are friendly and very happy to share information...More

Thank JennC03
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Unique and informative. Not just pictures but real artifacts which make you feel you are living in the past.

Thank AuzzieinParadise
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Where ever I go I like to learn about the culture and history of the locality and this museum does just that. The artifacts on display are excellent and the history of Vanuatu is well presented. The display on Chief Roi Mata is an eye...More

Thank Ian W
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

It is smaller than I was expecting and there was an absence of air con which was a little rough. The displays were fascinating but the cost was a little steep. Swing by if you have time but I wouldn’t say this place was a...More

Thank kebabReviewer
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ronshoppee
31 January 2018|
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Response from uhhuhra | Reviewed this property |
The cultural centre museum is the only place I know of with lapidary pottery in Vila The museum is opposite the parliament Not very big but well worth a visit
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CalayaWraith
16 March 2015|
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Response from flamingoblvd34 |
Hey there! I'm a current volunteer at VKS. It's 1000 vatu or $10USD for general admission, 1500 if you'd like a guide (he does all of the sand drawing, flute playing, etc)....definitely worth the extra 500 vatu!
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