FacebookTwitterYoutubePinterestInstagram
Zoom
  • © Ty SAWYER
    The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands - © Ty SAWYER
  • © RAYMOND SAHUQUET
    The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands - © RAYMOND SAHUQUET

    Rendez-vous at The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands

    Discover the secrets of Polynesia at Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands

    In Punaauia, gateway to Papeete, the Museum Te Fare Manaha is right opposite Sapinus, the world famous surfing spot. Take a leaf out of Tahiti's book and live like a Polynesian!

    Artisan products

    Here at the museum you'll see an array of artisan products from canoes and wicketery to coco rasps and a variety of fine shell items. Explore the rich culture of the windy islands through these fascinating objects.

    Explore

    Will you be able to identify the variety of bird species from the taxidermy displays on show? As well as the impressive array of bird species exhibited, you'll also be amazed by the vast herbarium and the remarkable mother of pearl collection. You can also have a look at the diverse fauna and flora that inspired famous painter Paul Gaugin, who sailed to French Polynesia to escape European civilization.

    Botanist

    There is a 4 hectare park belonging to the museum. Come and walk the paths - enjoy the variety of botanic delights such as palm trees, the Tiaré flowers and other polynesian wonders.

    Contact

    The Museum of Tahiti and Her Islands
    Pointe des pêcheurs
    98718 Punaauia

 
 
    tagged as : French Overseas Territories & Departments, Tahiti & French Polynesia, French Overseas Territories & Departments, Museum