Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands

The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands is considered to be one of the best and most beautiful museums in the South Pacific. Polynesian history is carefully recorded and presented at the Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands, located about 10 miles south of Papeete in the small surfing town of Puna’auia. Dived into four separate sections, each dedicated to a distinct focus: geography and natural history, pre-European culture, the effects of colonization and natural wonders. Highlights include rare collections of art carvings and historical artifacts. The displays are in English and French and the gift shop is quite good.

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