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

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

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

$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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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3 reviews
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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Lakeland, Florida
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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I don't know what people are expecting to find in a small building on a small island. But...I was expecting to find very little. What I did find was the most wonderful library and wonderful staff who really care about the library, the museum and the island and the island's history. The library is super cute on the outside and... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This being my fifth visit to Rarotonga I thought it time that I gave the museum a visit. I was not expecting much and it is very basic with a cost of $5 per person to enter but I looked at this as more of a donation that would help the library keep going. Even though there is not much... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was an interesting place to visit and not without its merit. More a cluster of informative and interesting things than a complete museum from my perspective. For someone wanting to know the history of the Cook Islands it is a little incomplete, missing a connected narrative and a clear time line, which is something that could be completed by... More 

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Los Angeles California
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Liked the old photos of the islanders and pioneers of the island. Lots of stories of how the island was only inhabited by cannibals until a missionary was determined to change there habits.

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Tammisaari, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

A small museum, library and sell used pockets for jut 3$, otherwise almost 20!Near to it is a christian college with a nice garden. Sign is by the road

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

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