Holidays in Black Pearl Museum

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One of the largest pearls ever found is displayed in this museum which is entirely dedicated to the mystical gems.

The Black Pearl Museum houses the largest Tahitian pearl in the world and is one of the only institutions in the world entirely devoted to pearls. The rare black pearl remains as exceptional today as in the fabled pirate tales and mythology. Enjoy the air of mysticism surrounding this Tahiti museum, where the cultural importance of pearls is explained through storytelling, history exhibits and works of art.

Marvel at the Robert Wan Pearl, which is one of the largest ever found. Learn about the cultural significance behind pearls in Tahiti. The rare gems are an important indicator of wealth and status here and also impart a sense of mysticism. Find out about the science behind pearls and their place in nature. See the assembly of mollusk shells of varying sizes, shapes and colors on display from around the world.

Admire the pearl bikini worn by a Tahitian dancer. The gift shop has a selection of pearls and souvenirs for purchase or you can buy your own pearls from one of the stalls along the waterfront opposite the museum.

Black pearls possess an elite air due to their rarity. They are also called Tahitian Pearls, as they are almost entirely exclusive to the area and pearl harvesting is the island’s principal export industry. Black pearls come in various dark hues with undertones of other brighter colors, so they are not necessarily black.

The site is also known as the Robert Wan Pearl Museum, after the local resident who amassed the collection of pearls. The museum opens daily from morning until late in the afternoon except on Sundays when it is closed. Admission is free.

The Black Pearl Museum is located in the historic center of Papeete, right next to the Cathédrale de l’Immaculée Conception and Parc Bougainville. The site is on the northwest coast of the island, offering picturesque views of Nanuu Bay. The museum is easily accessibly by public transport.

193 Cheap Hotels Near Black Pearl Museum

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker
Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker
2 out of 5
BP 44983, Papeete, Tahiti
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The price is AU$107 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in the heart of Papeete, this hostel is steps away from Papeete Town Hall, Papeete Market and Place Vaiete. Black Pearl Museum and Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (114 reviews)
Excellent location
"Excellent location and very friendly staff. The rooms were small but adequate. Could be cleaner, but for thr price can't complain. The bed was extremely hard/firm so be prepared."

Reviewed on 4 Sep. 2021

Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker
Hilton Hotel Tahiti
Hilton Hotel Tahiti
5 out of 5
The price is AU$516 per night from 18 Feb. to 19 Feb.
Situated in Faaa, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Place Jacques Chirac and Parc Bougainville. Black Pearl Museum and Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee Conception ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (10 reviews)
"I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels and this Hilton was at the tail end of our French Polynesian vacation and booked to accommodate the timing of our flight out so I wasn’t expecting much, especially with the luxury accommodations that preceded. It came as a complete surprise that it ranked at the top. ..."

Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2021

Hilton Hotel Tahiti
Vrbo Property
Vrbo Property
The price is AU$222 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
Located in the heart of Papeete, this apartment building is steps away from Papeete Town Hall, Papeete Market and Black Pearl Museum. Cathedrale de L'lmmaculee ...
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Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Mahana Lodge Hostel & Backpacker
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2 out of 5
BP 44983, Papeete, Tahiti
The price is AU$107 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
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Hilton Hotel Tahiti
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The price is AU$516 per night from 18 Feb. to 19 Feb.
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Hotel Sarah Nui
Hotel Sarah Nui
BP 1635, Papeete, Tahiti
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