TONGA MARITIME MUSEUM

   

 

Opening: With everything going according to plan we hope to be open to the public mid-July.
Please stay posted for confirmation.

Located: on the beach directly in front of an ancient surfing pass where Tasman came to anchor thus becoming the first European to meet with the inhabitants of Tongatapu.

Concept: The term “maritime” is synonymous with the seafaring Polynesians and their ancestors in general but even more specifically the once vast oceanic empire of Tonga. The museum will house a comprehensive display of artefacts that illustrate this long, rich past.

The Name: Tonga is the birthplace of the Polynesian culture. “Ha’a Fonu” or “Clan of the Sea Turtle” is a symbolic tribute to the family of Polynesia and their intrepid explorations across the largest and unknown ocean- the Pacific. The Fonu was often used as a motif of reverence.
 

HA’A FONU: TONGA MARITIME MUSEUM

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