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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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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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Whakatane, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Powell River, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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