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NOTE: Toutes nos salles sont maintenant fermées pour travaux / All our showrooms are now closed for work

Opening hours and prices

The museum is currently closed

Informations: +689 40 548 435

Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00
Ticket type
Full price
Special Rate for travel agencies and groups of more than 10 people
Permanent showroom *
600 F
500 F
Temporary exhibition hall: exhibition with the museum's commissionership
800 F
700 F
Combined ticket: permanent exhibition hall * + temporary (museum's commissionership)
1000 F
900 F
Temporary exhibition hall: outdoor exhibition or in partnership with the museum
Rate set by management
Rate set by management
Combined ticket permanent exhibition hall * and temporary (outdoor exhibition or partnership)
Rate set by management
Rate set by management
*also includes access to showroom Farereira’a


Ongoing events

Nov 2020

Our exhibition Fa'aiho ta'u tufa'a
Friday 6 November 2020 to Sunday 25 April 2021 00:00
From the 6th of November 2020 to the 25th of April 2021, the Museum of Tahiti and her Islands invites you to discover our brand new exhibition: Fa’aiho ta’u tufa’a. Fa’aiho, means “regain consciousness”, or “enlighten”. Tufa’a refers to the notion of heritage. This exhibition thus offers a reflection on the confrontation of both contemporary and antique works of art. You will have the opportunity to discover the Polynesian culture through the eyes of 22 contemporary artists as well as antique Polynesian pieces held at the Museum. Four themes were explored by the artists: Tiki-ti’i, ornaments, canoes and music. Unique pieces of artworks have been created especially for this event.
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Date / Time
Date(s) - Saturday 30 March 2019 to Sunday 20 September 2020
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To welcome visitors during its renovation process, the Musée de Tahiti et des Îles – Te Fare Manaha will host a new exhibition, « TUPUNA ➔ TRANSIT », from 30 March 2019 to 20 September 2020.

The show will feature a hundred of objects held in the museum’s collections. These are representative of the 5 archipelagos of French Polynesia, and most of them used to be displayed in the permanent galleries, closed since 2018 due to their planned refurbishment.

During this transitional period, our tupuna’s (ancestors) works are moving and this exhibition stands as a way to accompany them in their journey, and to enlighten them through a new gaze. The show will offer visitors a new setting retracing the history of the institution, as well as its futures, and the various stakes the museum’s curatorial team is facing to build tomorrow’s museum.

The first section of the exhibition will thus replace the show within the museum’s history and future, through a presentation of the renovation project.

The second section will then focus on key objects held in the museum’s collections, representative of the Society Islands, the Marquesas, the Austral, Tuamotu, and Gambier Islands. Four canoes will support a series of objects, symbolising the idea of voyage to refer to the great Polynesian migrations, as well as the current transit of the collections. Recent acquisitions will also be highlighted in a specific glass case.

A pedagogical section will conclude the exhibition, offering several of the museum’s publications for consultation, as well as a 3D animation allowing visitors to browse through the former permanent galleries and watch movies made for preceding temporary exhibitions.

During the eighteenth month of the « Tupuna ➔ Transit » exhibition, these digital installations will necessarily evolve. On one hand, they will serve to try out several mediation tools considered for the new permanent display. On the other, flyers in English will be available to the touristic audience, while tours in French, English, and German will be regularly featured, alongside school-targeted visits.

This exhibition therefore holds a specific position, at the crossing of the museum’s new life and the exploration of new ways to rejuvenate the audience’s interaction with the display.

Informations : 

Open from tuesday to sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm

Entrance : 600 xpf. 

Audio Guide available on your smartphone in english, french , japanese and tahitian. 


NOTE: Réouverture du musée à partir du 6 novembre 2020 / The museum will be reopening on november 6th, 2020