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Tjibaou Cultural Center

Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
+687 41.45.45
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Half-Day Cultural or Botanical New Caledonia Tour from Nouméa
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On the narrow Tina Peninsula of approximately 8 hectares, given by the Noumea Council, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre was inaugurated in May 1998 and was designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano. The Centre is a place of identical assertiveness and cultural gathering and creation. Through its original configuration, the Tjibaou Cultural Centre offers a lot of cultural activities as you can find there an art centre, exhibitions spaces, show areas and a specialized multimedia library. Depending on its activity, the audience changes quantitatively and sociologically. Transferred to New-Caledonia in 2012, newly named ADCK-CCT aims to search, collect and promote the kanak cultural heritage, to initiate and develop kanak artistic creation, to provoke the emergence of common cultural practices and references, to be a pole of regional and international exchanges The Tjibaou Cultural Centre recorded 98 405 visitors in 2011. It employs 65 persons.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“kanak culture” (55 reviews)
“renzo piano” (32 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Rue des Accords de Matignon, Tina, Noumea, Grand Terre 98845, New Caledonia
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+687 41.45.45
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"traditional huts"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited here in April 2018 during a 10 day stay in Noumea. We found the center to be ok to spend a hour or two, however there are definitely other attractions we much preferred in Noumea. Prior to going, we were lead to believe...More

Thank Natalie B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited in April 2018. We caught a taxi there. You can catch the number 40 bus from the city centre. It is not free as others have said, we had to pay to get in. There is history about the Kanak people and it is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our time here today. Caught the bus no. 40 from Centre Ville and it took around 30 minutes to get there. It was lovely and quiet. Not too many people at all. It would be nice to have more explanations in English but...More

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're driving have a good look at a map first as it's a little difficult to find but worth going, it's interesting and full of Mozzies, be prepared!

Thank Fatima D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In all honesty, I'm not the biggest fan of cultural kind of attractions - usually it just feels artificial and overly pretentious to me. I mean, go away from the touristy places and browse the streets - that's the most local experience you can get......More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Cultural Center. It is in a lovely setting which is pleasant to walk around and the buildings are amazing.

Thank Wright0
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Beautiful architect of the cultural center inside and out. Friendly and helpful staff. Expected the whole cultural centre to be based on the Kanak people, culture and traditions. It wasnt. They have displays about the building history, other nesian island artifacts and a room dedicated...More

Thank Tokouso2014
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

He’s a good hint. Don’t spend your time just inside looking at the artefacts and art works. Go outside and wander around. Watch the water lap up the the private beach with no one around and not a beach towel or resort in sight.

2  Thank patricialehfeldt
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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

A couple of things to remember 1. The restaurant on site is closed on Sundays 2. A number of the rooms close from 11.30 to 2.00, some don’t. Why? I don’t know. 3. Bring aerogard and use it liberally. The free stuff is well inside...More

2  Thank David H
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

We were impressed at first but then found that everything is in french and no english, however we enjoyed the artefacts and photos and history. There is a small cafe and souvenir shop and good toilet facilities. Take your mozzie guard though as the mosquitoes...More

Thank Cherrie M
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Brenda R
10 February 2018|
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Response from yardenim2014 | Reviewed this property |
I have no idea how much a taxi would cost because I took the bus. If you take the bus number 42 from the central bus station (5 minutes walk from Place des cocotiers, everybody will show you the way). You ought to go to the... More
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shirley J
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Response from SophieGoldCoast | Reviewed this property |
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Wendy M
28 April 2017|
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Response from Ouchmooey | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure it is free. You can catch a bus there and back from town easily. Sorry this took so long to answer. 😬
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