Cook Islands Library & Museum, Avarua

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Learn about the history and culture of the Cook Islands at Cook Islands Library & Museum, featuring a collection of weapons, carvings, and costumes. Explore the exhibits and visit the onsite library to find out more the country's distinct cultural identity. The museum also provides a way to learn about the country's relations with New Zealand and other South Pacific nations. Before you leave, check out the small gift shop with books and posters for sale. Plan your visit to Cook Islands Library & Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Avarua trip planner .
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  • 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 fri...  more »
  • 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 .  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Cool little museum with a good collection of artifacts from the Cook Islands and neighbouring countries. I learned about the history of the country and its people, and have more of an understanding of where they fit in the world. There is a little art gallery down the back too. The staff are lovely.
  • Really interesting museum. Has the full history of the Cook islands, from pre colonisation times right up until the present day. Also very unique wood artifacts and carvings.
  • Worth a visit to understand the locals better.
  • Very interesting
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