Welcome to the Museum of New Caledonia

Entrée du musée

 

Built in the seventies, the Museum of New Caledonia has been defined since the late eighties as a museum of societies. Its objectives are the presentation of Kanak and Caledonian people and the preservation of the tangible and intangible heritage of New Caledonia.

The museum exhibits one of the most beautiful collections of Kanak art in the world, especially monumental sculptures, and the most complete from the point of view of the themes it addresses. It also has a remarkable collection of Pacific Island objects ranging from West Papua to Eastern Polynesia, inviting visitors to discover a collection of rich societies. Vanuatu is particularly well represented.

Location

The museum of New Caledonia is ideally located: Moselle bay, close to the municipal market of Nouméa, it is close to the city center and its picturesque place.

The building that houses the museum, typical of the architecture of the sixties and sixties, is recognizable by its elaborate grilles, inspired by petroglyph motifs.

Its permanent and temporary exhibition rooms surround a patio lined with trees and shrubs belonging to species endemic to New Caledonia. A second garden, planted with columnar pines, is built on the model of a traditional Kanak habitat alley. It leads to the large southern hut, surrounded by plants that still keep Kanak houses today.

Opening times

9 am to 11:30 am and 12:15 pm to 4:30 pm, every day except Tuesdays and public holidays.

Entry fees

 
Adults (18 to 60 years old)
500 frs
 
Youngsters from 8 to 17 years old
200 frs
  Children less than 8 years old free
  Tourist operator 500 frs
  Students, unemployed people 200 frs
 
People over 60 years old
200 frs
 
Group of more than 10 people (price per person)
300 frs
 
School groups + 2 teachers
free
 
Members of these organisations : ICOM, PIMA, ALAM, AMEP
free
  Teachers with the "Pass éducation-culture New Caledonia" free
 
Disabled people and a follower
free

Guided tours of the collections, animated tours and workshops

The New Caledonia Museum organizes guided tours of all Kanak and Oceanian collections, as well as workshops, on request throughout the year. These rates are also valid for monthly workshops "A-musée-vous" (for kids) and "Grand public" (for adults).

 

Guided tours and workshops (entry fee non included)

 
Adults (18 to 60 years old)
1000 frs
 
Youngsters from 8 to 17 years old
500 frs
  Children less than 8 years old gratuit
  Tourist operator (price per person) 1000 frs
  Students, unemployed people 500 frs
  People over 60 years old
500 frs
  School groups + 2 teachers
3000 frs
  Group of more than 10 people (price per person)
800 frs
  Disabled people and a follower 500 frs

Shows

 

Shows (entry fee non included)
 
Adults (18 to 60 years old)
1000 frs
 
Youngsters from 8 to 17 years old
500 frs
 
Children less than 8 years old
gratuit
 
Tourist operator (price per person)
1000 frs
  Students, unemployed people
500 frs
  People over 60 years old 500 frs
  Group of more than 10 people (price per person) 800 frs

 

Information and bookings

Musée de Nouvelle-Calédonie
Service des musées et du patrimoine

BP 2393 - 98846 Nouméa Cedex
Tel. (687) 27 23 42 ou (687) 27 06 47
Fax : (687) 28 41 43 - mail: smp@gouv.nc

Bookings for guide tours and workshops

animations.mnc@gouv.nc

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