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Alele Museum, Library and National Archives

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Address: Uliga (Near Courthouse), Majuro 96960, Marshall Islands
Phone Number: 625 3372
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Musem tells the stories from the past

If you would like to get an overall history of the Marshall Islands its people and customs, the Alele Musem is the place to go. There are great exhibits and pictures that tell the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2016
Tamara B
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Majuro, Marshall Islands
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not much to see and do on Majuro. Much more to do on Kosrae and on Pohnpei.Majuro's roads and sidewalks are not in good shape. Taxi rides were cheap but the capital building was closed for repairs.I could have seen everything of value in a few hours. Unless you plan to visit another island or go fishing don't spend more... More 

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Majuro, Marshall Islands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

If you would like to get an overall history of the Marshall Islands its people and customs, the Alele Musem is the place to go. There are great exhibits and pictures that tell the story well.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This museum was empty when I visited which allowed me to take my time to look through its exhibits and great maps. Historical tools, crafts and artwork.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

We learned the museum is named after a precious hand woven traditional basket called Alele, a soft-sided basket handmade from the native pandanus plant. This treasured item contains a family's most valuable possessions, and according to Marshallese custom, passes through generations. This basket used to store the most precious of valuables, goods and food was entrusted to the eldest natural... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you want to get a fast tour of the culture of the Marshall Islands in a compressed space, this is the place to go on Majuro. It's small, but has a lot of material close together. Be sure to stop in at Carol's office to purchase some books. I got a book of stories of the Marshalls and also... More 

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Central Coast of California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A lot of cultural history of the Marshall Islands. Good displays on the navigation that was used historically. Has a small gift area in the front office. Several interesting books and maps. The lib ray is upstairs and has a limited selection but also some interesting books of reference. Nice to get out of the heat.

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Good try to save something of the tradition and history of the Marshall-Islands. The only place where you get an idea of the former and lost capabilities of the Marshallese people, that surrendered to American Junk.

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Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We walked to this small museum for Hotel Robert Reimers and would recommend it to anyone who has some time to view the history of the Marshall Islands. Lots of artifacts and interesting write-ups.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Lots to see and read and great air conditioning! If you are interested in the culture of the Marshall Islands it may take several visits of browsing the rooms to get it all.

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Washington, Dc, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Like the country itself, the museum is small -- just two size rooms and a hallway. An hour is plenty of time for the visit. However, the exhibits are quite well done and this is a clean, respectable setting, not a a dusty, shabby place. Dscriptions are in English and Marshallese and are printed in large, easy-to-read text, unlike many... More 

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