Best WhishesExposition permanenteMusée MaritimeThe Monique The silence of the deep

Saturday 31 March 2018 from 2:30pm to 5pm; drawing lots at 5pm

Black Bunny evil pirate has hidden his freight of chocolate eggs in the maritime museum, before disappearing into deep sea.

To find it, you'll be guided but you'll need to face dangerous trials and you won't be the only one to search for it as this priceless treasure is much coveted!

If you're succefull you'll keep your part of the booty, and if you're really lucky, your name will be selected by drawings lots and you'll have the biggest part of it!

Join us and do not forget to come with your dreaded pirate costume....and show no mercy!


Free for less than 3 years old; 500F/child; 1000/Adult

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A new play area specially created for our young public is now available at the museum!

Even the very young child can now come on board our splendid ship! Playing the role of a captain, steering the boat, hiosting  the flag, firing the cannon or simply discovering a treasure on a deserted island…All this is now possible for those who dream of adventure!

On the ground floor of the museum. From Tuesday to Sunday 10 am-5pm

Admission Fees 500F, Child (6-18) 250F, free under 6 years old

Project winner of the Nickels de l’Initiative 2017



Conference in english by Garrick Hitchcock

Thursday Dec 7 2017, at 6pm, free entrance

The final fate of the La Pérouse expedition is a mystery. In 1788 the frigates L’Astrolabe and La Boussole were wrecked on Vanikoro in the Solomon Islands. According to Vanikoro oral tradition, after approximately six months the survivors departed the island in a two-masted boat constructed from wreckage of L’Astrolabe and timber hewn from the forest. They were never seen again. An 1818 Indian newspaper article and 1825 letter can perhaps shed light on the fate of the Vanikoro escape vessel. These documents relate the 1818 rescue in Torres Strait of a lascar named Shaik Jumaul, a castaway for four years on Murray Island (Mer). While in Torres Strait he saw weapons and navigational instruments he recognised as ‘differently made from English’. The Murray Islanders informed him that these objects came from the crew of a vessel wrecked on the nearby Great Barrier Reef some three decades earlier. No European ship is known to have been lost in Torres Strait in that period. Shaik Jumaul’s account points to the possibility that the La Pérouse expedition ended tragically in northern Australia.

 Dr Garrick Hitchcock is Melbourne-based anthropologist specialising in New Guinea and Torres Strait. He is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the School of Culture, History and Language at The Australian National University. An article by Dr Hitchcock, exploring the final fate of the La Pérouse expedition, has been recently published in The Journal of Pacific History.


          La Pérouse portrait by Thomas Woolnoth, C.1792, national Portrait Gallery Canberra La Pérouse portrait by Thomas Woolnoth, C.1792, national Portrait Gallery Canberra

For the second year, the Maritime Museum of New Caledonia is happy to win the 2017 Certificate of Excellence!

Welcome on board!



On Wednesday June 21 at 6 pm, free entrance

This year the Maritime Museum of New Caledonia opens its gates to the World Music Day. Come and listen to two exceptional concerts!

At 6pm the flutists of the Conservatoire de musique de Nouméa, along with their teachers Isabelle Toniolo and Catherine Cubbada, accompagnied by Lionel Toniolo and his pupils at the guitar will perform in the museum for about 45 min

At 6:45pm : 18 singers from the Groupe Vocal will sing excerpts of their album "La rencontre des mondes" and an excerpt of their new show "D'1 rive à l'EAU-tre", accompagnied by the piano (30 min).