Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, Papeete

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Learn about the history of pearl cultivation and its cultural importance to the country at Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, an informative and interesting set of exhibits and displays. Discover the processes of grafting, selecting, and farming pearls, and the historical and cultural context of the pearl industry in French Polynesia. The world's first museum focusing solely on pearls, the venue displays some of the finest pearls, and pieces created using them, in a relaxing and educational environment. Head to the boutique gift shop and let the knowledgeable staff assist you in finding a present or memento to take home. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Papeete fast, fun, and easy.
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  • We were pleased to step into this small museum on our first trip to Tahiti. It was free. It was self-guided, with exhibits and two short videos. It was in an air-conditioned building we found on a.....  more »
  • Tahiti is big on selling pearls. The pearl museum provides background on how pearls are made in the modern day. They'll also sell you some.  more »
  • Nice displays with French and English descriptions. An informative video about the cultured pearl industry and the process. The attached store had beautiful pieces, although the prices were definitely step. The museum was free and air conditioned with places to sit while watching the film.
  • Very informative tour. The guide explained how the pearl was harvested and the exhibits are interesting. It will take you about 15 mins to move around. Spend time to read some articles. And did I mention it's air conditioned - great to escape the afternoon heat for awhile.

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