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Cook Islands Library & Museum

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Address: Avarua, Cook Islands
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+682 20 725
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This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts...

This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.

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Spent several hours looking at the wonderful displays in this small museum. Opened my eyes to the skill and beauty of the island culture.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Grafton, Australia
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Grafton, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent several hours looking at the wonderful displays in this small museum. Opened my eyes to the skill and beauty of the island culture.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It appears they have used books for purchase as well as library borrowing. No comparison to the new museum on the island (desperately needs renovation and updating) but it may have items of interest for those who love musty old book stores.

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Rivonia, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a great day to spend exploting the local Library and Museum, the culture outlet to the public is formadible, it explain and give you all the info you need to know of the Cook Islands. The History thats pinned down is something I will never forget, it was absolutely excellent.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Lots to see, but crowded into a small section of the building. Hot and humid inside, of course. Voluntary contribution box. Informative and educational. Probably spend a minimum of an hour browsing through.

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

so from the time we entered the library the lady who greeted us was full of information and very friendly . at the museum it was interesting but a little small and had things in there that came from other counties that i my self though it was not part of the cook island culture

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

This was the better of the 2 museums in Avarua. Lots of displays and information jammed into a very small, cramped room - time for an extension or a review of the displays I think. Not the friendliest of welcomes by the staff working there, not really interested in talking about the displays or the museum. Maps, photos, artifacts, a... More 

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Matakana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

They were in the middle of doing a new exhibition and a lot of artefacts didn't have any description it was Wood and Carving they have some amazing pieces and overall we enjoyed looking around.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I just dropped in on my island tour.Not that a tourist attraction. Good place for the use of locals. If you have time pop in for a look.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We just wandered in, not knowing there was a small admission charge. Once that was rectified, we continued to wander through the exhibits, learning more about the history and culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

Museums and libraries are of course great places to gain knowledge and the museum had loads of historical artifacts and information pertaining to Cook Island war veterans.." We will remember them"

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