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Cook Islands Library & Museum

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Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 20725
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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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The museum is well worth a visit for historical information. It is a little out of the way, but well worth tracking down.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Fantastic stop over, great staff, a lot to discover about the polynesian culture nd some beautiful original canoes from puka puka

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Thank Tahiarii P
Mount Martha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The museum is well worth a visit for historical information. It is a little out of the way, but well worth tracking down.

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Thank DebraLeeR
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

(Note, picture TA provides has nothing to do with this attraction). Great place to learn the basics about Cook Island history and some culture. Some great artefacts.

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Thank sheldon m
Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

The library and Museum are part of a large complex. The museum is only small and part was closed off when we visited. The displays were mainly recreated but provided a good look and story of the history of the Islands.

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Thank Bob S
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This small museum and library is really pretty exceptional considering it is run by predominantly volunteers. Jean and Sally are the custodians and provide an excellent array of material for either reading or consuming in the museum. I have been regularly and every time there is something new to consider.

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Thank JamesnDeb
Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Visited at recommendation of resort owner - we were both grateful of the experience. Small but full of interesting items- $5 entry fee worth the hour we spent there

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1 Thank DCParsons
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is a cute library and museum with some fascinating displays and photos. Very informative and well presented. Make the time to visit.

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Thank PennyPie
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

A cultural gem which has preserved many old Cook Islands books and some artifacts. The National Library and the National Museum have very little of historical value. The Library and Museum staff headed by Jean Mason and friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. A must see attraction. Please give them a donation as they are only in existence because of donors assistance..

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1 Thank RossJanNZ
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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1 Thank Carlukegirl
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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