Musee de la perle et Bijouterie, Papeete

3.7
#1 of 12 in Museums in French Polynesia
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. Start your trip to Papeete by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.
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  • A pleasant museum where you learn about the history of the pearl and its manufacture. We are told how it works when we arrive, and then we are free to discover all the information at our own pace. We end up with the jewelry side to admire beautiful pieces. I really like this formula where you are autonomous.
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  • It's all about the name. Are you willing to pay Robert for his name. A lot of other stores sell beautiful pearls for 20 to 30 percent cheaper...  more »
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  • 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.
  • It is more an exhibition next to the shop than a museum, but it is carefully arranged. The history of perls, the "production" and the different qualities are explained. The museum is for free.
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