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Address: Atuona Village, French Polynesia
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This museum pays tribute to the famous painter by displaying mementos and...

This museum pays tribute to the famous painter by displaying mementos and items related to his stay on the island of Hiva Oa and copies of his works.

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Very interesting if you are into Gauguin

In addition to works of Paul Gauguin the museum also has various artifacts from Hiva Oa. The museum is larger than it looks from the outside and one could easily spend a morning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 August 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

In addition to works of Paul Gauguin the museum also has various artifacts from Hiva Oa. The museum is larger than it looks from the outside and one could easily spend a morning looking at and reading about the many items here. Well worth seeing during a visit to Hiva Oa.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a lovely afternoon looking around this museum. Very well set out and English information as well as French. Some beautiful art works and photos as well as interesting history. Not expensive. Easy to get to, centre of village.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

No, they are not originals, but they are very good, realistic, and colourful reproductions. There is also a re-creation of Gauguin's house and a Jacques Brel collection.

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Midway, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

The museum was very nice, great old photos, artifacts, and replica of Gauguin's house of Pleasure. I was hoping to see an original but only copies of his work were on hand. Still, worth the visit!

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Mahina, French Polynesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is a small museum of Gauguin's work and life in the Marquesas. The paintings are not originals as far as I can tell (many of his works are at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris). There isn't much to see beyond his paintings and a couple of buildings. The cost of entrance is a bit much for what it is.... More 

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Mildura, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

The museum has a unique insight into how Paul Gauguin saw the beauty in the islands, their people and their cultural differences. Well worth the trip and the views are stunning.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014 via mobile

What a mind-blowing experience for lovers of Gauguin! I was 'introduced' to the paintings of Gauguin years ago in the Musee d'orsay and the Jeu de paume in Paris and have been intoxicated with the beauty of his use of vivid greens, yellows and blues, amongst other, since then. Hiva Oa is lush green like a large garden and is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

If you are visiting Hiva Oa you have to go to the museum. None of the art work is original and much of the information is only in french but it does give a good overview of both Gauguin's work and life. the museum is well laid out and easy to find. The art in the museum is all painted... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

Nice small museum that concentrates on Gauguin and especially his time in French Polynesia. None of the art items are originals, but they do represent a good cross-section of his work in one place which helps to trace the development of his craft. Was lucky to have listened to an art lecturer on our ship before we arrived, so I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014

I unfortunately rushed the museum and would have liked to stay longer and read more. If you are interested in art and Gauguin, it's clearly gives you the story of his journey through life (maybe not much on the more controversial aspects of his life), but it is well displayed and interesting and if you are in Hiva Oa you... More 

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