Exposition La Monique

La Monique ou le silence de la mer - Maritime Museum

Cultural, Exhibition in Nouméa
  • 70 years ago, on the night of July 31st to August 1st 1953, between Maré and Nouméa, the Monique, a coaster carrying freight and passengers, disappeared.

  • The exhibition "La Monique ou le silence de la mer" is dedicated to commemorating the disappearance of the ship La Monique, which took place 70 years ago on the night of July 31st to August 1st 1953 between Maré and Nouméa.

    La Monique was a coaster used to transport freight and passengers. Unfortunately, the vessel never reached its destination, and all 126 people on board, including men, women and children from various communities, disappeared.

    To this day, the circumstances...
    The exhibition "La Monique ou le silence de la mer" is dedicated to commemorating the disappearance of the ship La Monique, which took place 70 years ago on the night of July 31st to August 1st 1953 between Maré and Nouméa.

    La Monique was a coaster used to transport freight and passengers. Unfortunately, the vessel never reached its destination, and all 126 people on board, including men, women and children from various communities, disappeared.

    To this day, the circumstances surrounding La Monique's disappearance remain a mystery, and there is no clear information about what happened on that tragic night. The exhibition aims to make this story accessible to the public, and to honor the memory of the missing and their families. The aim is to share the memories and testimonies available to shed light on this tragedy, which has been shrouded in silence for many decades.

    This event commemorates the 70th anniversary of the disappearance of La Monique, and is held in the context of commemorations organized throughout the country. The Maritime Museum plays a crucial role in paying tribute to the victims and helping to break the silence that has surrounded this tragedy.

    The exhibition features historical information, artifacts, photographs, testimonials and other elements to tell the story of La Monique and its missing passengers.
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
Services
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Exhibition space
    • Entertainments room
  • Services
    • Guided tours
  • From August 4, 2023 to December 31, 2025
  • Reduced price
    350 XPF
  • Adult
    700 XPF
  • Child
    350 XPF
  • Student
    350 XPF
Schedules
  • All year
  • All year 2025
  • Monday
    Closed
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  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday
    Closed
    -
  • Tuesday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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