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Great history

Small museum just off the main road. Not a lot of people traffic. Great history, especially about... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
wayne m
Greensboro, North Carolina
Surprisingly interesting and full of artefacts

We were travelling past and decided to drop into the library and museum. For the record, I do no... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Takaka, New Zealand
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This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
Avarua, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

We visited the Museum and found the staff friendly, helpful and the entrance price was reasonable. The exhibits were interesting and captivating.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SAtoNZ
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Great display about all 15 Cook Islands, plenty of history and artefacts. Friendly staff- small entrance fee- highly recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AuzziOne
Reviewed 31 October 2018

Small museum just off the main road. Not a lot of people traffic. Great history, especially about pearls. Also information of shuttle landings in the Cook Island area. Not allowed to take photos inside because some are private collections on exhibit. So, if you like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

Grubby and smelly. Would need gloves to handle the books and you’ll still feel dirty. Huge pile of old newspapers mouldering gently and notices with snarky little messages accusing students of not returning books (they probably fell to pieces or walked away of their own...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Wuppitt
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We were travelling past and decided to drop into the library and museum. For the record, I do no like museums and I'm an e-book addict. However, my partner loves researching the local history and in particular the similarities between Cook Island Maori and New...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SwinnTaylor
Reviewed 4 September 2018

And a pleasant one at that. Many gems to be learned at this museum about the Cook Islands and how they fit in with the rest of the world. You'd be surprised.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Absolutely wonderful, if you love history and learning about the island, loved it..do your self a favour and go you won’t regret it.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Karen E
Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Margot P
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Williamsfamily2014
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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank edenlecomte
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