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“Modest Museum” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cook Islands Library & Museum

Cook Islands Library & Museum
Avarua, Cook Islands
682 20725
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Ranked #10 of 19 Attractions in Avarua
Type: Art Museums, History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
Mosgiel, New Zealand
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133 reviews 133 reviews
39 attraction reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Modest Museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

There's not a lot to see in this museum but to be sure, there are a number of items of interest, including a Royal Visit or two. There is an original Union Jack flag which frightened off the French, quite a gem! We felt that our entry fee might have made a small contribution towards an upgrade, which would be good for this establishment.

Visited August 2013
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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Quirky”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was a nice surprise. The museum is housed in the library which brings back nostalgic days of catalog cards and the likes. The museum is basic but does have some nice exhibits. Worth visiting!

Visited July 2013
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Clay City, Kentucky
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Interesting artifacts”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

The National Museum of the Cook Islands gives you a look into the history of all of the Cook Islands, not just Rarotonga. It is small but full of interesting artifacts, from paintings to tools to traditional clothing. There are cases for each of the Northern Cook Islands and all have artifacts from each island. It is a place to visit if you want to see into the past of the locals.

Visited June 2013
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Maitland, Australia
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11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

not a lot of things in the museum, some of the information is repeated they could do a lot more to inform you about the Cook Islands

Visited June 2013
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NZ
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23 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“little museum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Wasn't a lot on display. I'm not sure if financially it is able to be improved. Very dark inside. Some things were interesting but there needed to be more.

Visited January 2013
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