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Tahiti Sights

Robert Wan Pearl Museum

  • Vaima Centre, Blvd. Pomare, near the Paofai Temple
  • Pape'ete

Updated 06/22/2011

Fodor's Review

Pearl pioneer Robert Wan's lovely museum is one of a kind. Here you'll see a pearl-encrusted prayer book that belonged to Charles II of France (AD 840–870) and, among other treasures, a copy of the rosary beads (with 57 pearls) presented to Pope John Paul II in 1987. There's also a retail section selling single pearls, jewelry, and Wan's line of skin products that contain extracts of nacre, the mother-of-pearl shell. Groups of two or more can arrange a free-guided tour with five days' notice.

Sight Information


Vaima Centre, Blvd. Pomare, near the Paofai Temple, Pape'ete, Tahiti, French Polynesia



Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5

Updated 06/22/2011


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