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Cook Islands Library & Museum

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 20 725
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Run by volunteers, they are doing a great job as a source of library reading, and giving those... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Margot P
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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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Interesting displays & artefacts, bulletin boards and written information, not in good... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Williamsfamily2014
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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Avarua, Cook Islands
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+682 20 725
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Run by volunteers, they are doing a great job as a source of library reading, and giving those interested a perspective of the history of all the islands making up the Cooks. Also saw locals on internet, a good service! Well done volunteers

Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting displays & artefacts, bulletin boards and written information, not in good chronological order for newbies to Rarotonga. However a good basic overview to the islands people's history . We only walked through the library to the smallish museum area, ie. did not linger in...More

Thank Williamsfamily2014
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

A very small, cute place. It's up a long drive going pass grave yards which we looked at too. And there were uni students up there also doing tests which we found interesting. There is a beautiful view of the mountains behind the library. There...More

Thank edenlecomte
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

If you dont like history or a background to the island history/culture then this is not for you (unless you want to borrow or buy a library book) - BUT if you like to see stuff that no where else has- than here is one...More

Thank Taina S
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

South Pacific islands are usually not visited for their history but if you are interested in the 'backstory' and want to be away from the beach for a bit, this is a great place to visit. There's a small, well-stocked library, very friendly staff, and...More

Thank mbaas
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

We were touring the island, we did not eat at the location, we did not even visit the museum as we have lived in the Pacific for a while now. However, we stopped at the shop, and the staff were so friendly and accommodating, answering...More

Thank Allabout2015
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

A very interesting place to visit ( especially on a rainy day ) packed full of information and exhibits , well worth the visit for some insight into Rarotonga and the Cook islands .

Thank Scotty-fisho
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

A great place to spend an hour browsing through the past. The Museum is well worth having a look at. They also have a good range of second hand paperbacks for sale ,very cheap.

Thank Robert L
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Very helpful lady at the front counter. $5 entry for adults, no photographing and a most interesting film presentation as well as the items on display. If you are really interested in the history of the Cook Islands then this is a place you must...More

Thank Peter W
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Visiting is worthy of any other activity in the town of Acarua. knowledge learnt and gained is valuable.

Thank Dave R
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