Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise

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Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise

Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We are a cultural business incubator and market in the Cook Islands and to bring together the community. Te Ara features a fantastic visual display about the story of the Cook Islands from pre-colonial times, independence in 1965, through to the present day. It also houses a quality gift shop and cafe selling only locally produced crafts and food
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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buyersrmi
Prescott, AZ460 contributions
history buffs stop
Feb 2020
The Island is small but very scenic. a drive is a must for great photo ops. for history the Museum gives a good overview, History buffs can spend hours there
Written April 3, 2020
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Grant T
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
THE BESTEST!
Mar 2020
the best soy latte and ginger crunch on the island, friendly and amazing customer service. worth the drive from Avarua
Written March 17, 2020
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Pieter S
Nelson, New Zealand1,699 contributions
Good overview of history
Mar 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed this lovely museum. It gives you very good overview of the Polynesian migration. The setting was very beautiful I also like the statues in writing back to fishes. If you have some time it’s worth having a look.
Written March 3, 2020
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GDear
3 contributions
Best cafe in Muri
Feb 2020 • Family
The cafe at this museum is a gem! Sandwiches and wraps are made fresh daily with loads of veggies, on local toast. Get in early as they go quickly. Baked gods are all amazing (especially Raro Crunch) and pair perfectly with one of the best coffees in the area. Alice always welcomes you with a beautiful smile and will stop at nothing to make your experience perfect! Oh, and free wifi!
Written February 25, 2020
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David B
Lancaster, CA738 contributions
Contemporary museum design
Jan 2020
Te Ara-Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise is a little expensive for its size, but I am really glad I decided to visit. This museum features interpretive information rather than objects and artifacts. The design is very clean and contemporary and I learned so much about the Cook Islands in the 40 minutes that I spent walking through. They have a decent gift shop and a nice coffee bar. Top off your reusable bottle with free filtered water on your way away. Nice and helpful people work here.
Written February 25, 2020
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Stephanie W
42 contributions
Underestimate this at your peril
Feb 2020
It is small but impeccably laid out with great installations. There were many short films / info presentations that you could sit and watch at your leisure. The cafe and gift shop were not hard selling anyone - I only wish I could afford some of the divine artworks on display.!
Written February 12, 2020
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71alz
Loughborough, United Kingdom17 contributions
Better than you might think
Jan 2020
an excellent few hours can be spent here. the museum is interesting, with a stick map, a short history of the islands, there is also an aquarium. Usually a member of staff escorts you to answer all those awkward questions. You get wi fi, good coffee & snacks as welll
Written January 24, 2020
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josephodetteriggot
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
Much more than once expects
Dec 2019
Great place not only for rainy days. Shows how the Polynesian people managed to travel the ocean, arriving where they wanted to arrive without getting lost. Not to forget the beautiful purple Stone fish. Loved it.
Written December 31, 2019
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TwistedGravity
Hamilton, New Zealand20 contributions
Great thing to do to understand the culture
Dec 2019 • Friends
The museum is relatively new and is a great spot to understand the culture and history of the cook islands. There is also a cafe on site and visitor store selling locally made products.
Written December 24, 2019
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Tane
1 contribution
Awesome experience!
Nov 2019 • Family
Really enjoyed the museum, the guides were the best, really helpful and knowledgeable. To top it off, the food was great too!
Written December 23, 2019
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