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Cook Islands Library & Museum

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Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 20725
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Description: This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts...
This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
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I think there is a main museum on the island, this is just a small museum attached to the library. Its small, $5 entry. It has some good history on the island. It passed some time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I think there is a main museum on the island, this is just a small museum attached to the library. Its small, $5 entry. It has some good history on the island. It passed some time for us on a cloudy morning. We enjoyed it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excited to see there Museum however when we went in there was Not much to look at shame has potential. Only one small floor of a few items and canoes, a few pictures hanging on the wall and that was that, was even charged to see it not that we mined giving a donation but if you must charge people... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

If you want to understand something of what it means to live on Cook Islands, hit the library. Lots of material you'll find nowhere else. I had fun on my second visit, to the loaded little library with its sparky and passionate librarian and my friends, who are volunteers there. My first visit, however, was to the Museum, which supposedly... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Reminds me of the Library & Museum visits in the late 1970's. A wonderful way to nosy round and see the different treasures that have been collected. It would be wonderful to organize some books for the library there are treasures in the stacks but some new tomes would be wonderful.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Very intersting exhibits and history of the Cook Islands and their relationship with New Zealand and other Pacific nations

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

A small but very informative collection of artifacts. Helped one understand the different islands and history of the Cook Islands

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

$5 entry is fine. But the layout, even the exhibits really doesnt even begin to hint at the richness of the history of the Cook Islands. Nice set of photos around the walls, but all contemporary subjects. Not entirely sure why they have a "no camera" policy.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

You won't learn much but you should consider the tiny size of Rarotonga and the Cooks. There is a strange mix of dusty exhibits and bits of printed information plus a few interesting artefacts. No photos were allowed......I could not understand this as there was little harm and any photos shared on the likes of Trip Advisor would only enhance... More 

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

5 bucks entry. Not that much to see but we found the exhibits pretty interesting. The ladies who run it are very knowledgable about Cook a Island history and love to chat. This museum can only get better if us tourists visit and pay the 5 bucks. It's worth a visit. Especially if your wife's shopping!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Visit the private museum across the road, which is beautifully cared for and full of great information about Rarotonga's history. Well worth a visit.

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Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 20725
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga  >  Avarua

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