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Musee de la Perle Robert WAN - The Robert WAN Pearl Museum

Boulevard Pomare, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
+689 40 46 15 55
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Papeete City Tour Including the Black Pearl Museum
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The only museum in the world that is dedicated to pearls presents exhibits depicting the art, history, philosophy and mythology of these beautiful gems.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good51%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“for sale” (11 reviews)
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Boulevard Pomare, Papeete 98713, French Polynesia
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+689 40 46 15 55
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Informative history of the Pearl industry in French Polynesia. Beautiful pearls to purchase and beautiful prls of great worth just to amire. No sales pressure and los of information. No charge and no wifi, but they graciousally called a cab for us.

Thank Giffoni
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

This museun is a good way to improve the knoledgement about black pearl. It´s friendly and compact ; the explanation are in two languages ( english and french) . Jewels are available to sell. In less than 1 hour, it´s possible to do a complete...More

Thank Beth H
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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

For me with absolutely zero knowledge about pearls and its history then this would be the place to learn about the Tahitian pearls This is an amazing place with fascinating displays of figure divers and men harvesting and processing the pearls Throughout our trip to...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

We dropped into this museum for a quick visit. Reading all of the documentation and watching the video on display won't take more than twenty minutes, and gives an informative overview of how pearls are cultivated.

Thank OhioanMike
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Not too far a walk (or free shuttle bus) from the cruise port in Papeete is the Robert Wan Pearl Museum. Tahitian cultured pearls are considered to be among the best gems in the world. You would probably agree with this assessment after visiting the...More

Thank miznovember
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

It’s not a big exhibit, but it was informative and thorough. We loved the Robert Wan jewelry creations on display here, but they are not cheap. They should not be since the pearls used are of very high quality. If you are looking for the...More

Thank Kay M
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

Lots of beautiful pearls on display and for sale. Too expensive for us but good to see. Lots of good information.

Thank Terry T
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

This is a wonderful place to learn about all aspects of pearls, their nature and discovery, their cultivation and variety. There is also an opportunity to buy, although this is by no means imposed or expected. The museum is precisely that…it is informative, well-resourced and...More

Thank Peter3152
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

The museum is part of Robert Wan's retail premise - but have no fear, the staff will not pressure you to buy. And the museum is more than just a hook to get you into the shop. It is a small but thoroughly interesting history...More

Thank cawdorMarlborough
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Reviewed 26 June 2017

First, it was hot and standing in front of this place, which is free. We went in and saw the one room which explains the pearl history and harvest as well as how these are graded, mainly in a video and with some dioramas. The...More

Thank Aqusite
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DebSWEdm
3 March 2015|
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Response from kmarq55 | Reviewed this property |
Just looked it up....Gauguin's Pearl farm....got an education on pearls, too....there is very, very little 'natural' pearls left...most are cultured...but as I said, they can still be quite beautiful, even if you don't need... More
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