Learn about the island country's indigenous Kanak culture at Tjibaou Cultural Center, known for its striking blend of traditional huts and modern architecture surrounded by lush landscaping. Browse through artifacts, artwork, and educational films and documents. Check the schedule ahead of time to plan visits around cultural performances. To optimize your experience, think about coming with a guide who can translate and explain the non-English-language information displays. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Noumea holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Tjibaou Cultural Center and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Tjibaou Cultural Center Reviews
We visited TCC not really knowing what to expect. We were not disappointed - from the friendly welcome to the impressive architecture to the captivating displays and cultural heritage interpretation.... more »
This venue has been extremely well designed and constructed to portray and exhibit the theme of the Cultural heritage. It is well prepared and easily accessible in all areas. The exhibits are all.... more »
A must visit in Noumea, the Tjibaou cultural center does not just looks amazing from the outside (thanks to the acclaimed architect), but it also has lots of interesting exhibitions around and inside the centre. The commute there might be slightly off-putting, but it actually isn't that far and once you got there you could easily spend up to 3 hours there to see all of the exhibitions. I personally enjoyed the walk around the garden, there are signs and descriptions about the religion, culture and livelihood of the local New Caledonian. Highly recommended!
Excellent exhibition about the Kanak culture, mixing the old history with new buildings in the old style. Very interesting for all ages. A guided visit would have been even better but they were fully booked.
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