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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...more
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Awesome experience with my husband and children. We are from NZ so was great to see the history and relationship between the countries. The staff was friendly and helpful and the audio was easy to hear and gave valuable insight.
Sadly we didn't have time to go into the museum but it looked well organised and maintained.
The coffee at the cafe was one of the best on the island and their home made lemonade was really refreshing.
The place was clean and staff friendly....More
Quite expensive, price doesn't change with the voucher? What is the point in the voucher. Not as good as the Cook Islands Museum, almost exact same info, less artifacts and costs more? Nice gift shop, lovely to see local art.
Date of experience: August 2019
Julie S, Owner at Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
Kia Orana. We do accept the vouchers and the price does change. I’m sorry you didn’t point out this to our staff at the time it was obviously a mistake. They would have immediately refunded you the $3 ,
Stopped here when we found ourselves in Muri with no other real plans. It's not a bad little museum, but emphasis on the 'little'! I thought $15 entry was a bit steep.
There are some interesting boards with historical information about pre-European Cook Islands culture...More
Small and no real artefacts you can be all done in 5 mins. Quite expensive for what it is! more of a tourist info site, some banners hanging from the ceiling with written history on them a few fish tanks. But you will see more,...More
Spent the morning at this lovely museum. Finished off with a browse through the gift shop and a coffee and snack at the cafe. Alice makes the best coffee on the island while deana and mataina serve the delicious food with a smile. This team...More
I arrived on a Sunday (most shops closed) before a public holiday Monday (ditto). The museum was open both days and was a PERFECT introduction to the history of Rarotonga and the Cook Islands. It's VERY well done for a small museum and absolutely worth...More