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“Enjoy occasional exhibitions, and worth a look”

Cook Islands Library & Museum
Ranked #4 of 21 things to do in Avarua
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia
Level 6 Contributor
85 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Enjoy occasional exhibitions, and worth a look”
Reviewed December 27, 2011

Curation has varied over the years, sometimes displays are great, especially the collection of dance costumes and tivaevae. But some years pieces seem to go missing or are not preserved well, as they are under-resourced. Cook Islands Library and Museum about a kilometre down the road is not as nice a space but has a better permanent display collection.

3 Thank Raroliving
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good tour - worth a visit”
Reviewed November 29, 2011

Really liked this place. Excellent history of the Islands and its people.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank Nick T
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Level 6 Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed September 16, 2009

This small but interesting museum is worth a visit to check out some of the history, culture and craftmanship of the Cook Islands. There was no staff in evidence when we were there, but the door was unlockec, we turned the lights on ourselves so we could see the exhibits and wandered around checking out the displays. There was no entrance fee (well, I hope there wasn't because there was no-one there to collect it from us) and it's fairly centrally located - so no excuse not to call in for a quick visit.

5 Thank LaniTasmania
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