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Cook Islands Library & Museum

Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 20 725
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An overlooked attraction.

My wife joined the library for our 3 month stay and managed to get through a number of the 10,000... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
bob t
Gore, New Zealand
Small but full of interest

This is a small museum and library in the Avarua township just past the church so easy to get... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
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This museum contains a collection of artwork and historical artifacts including weapons, carvings and costumes.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good41%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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Avarua, Cook Islands
+682 20 725
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife joined the library for our 3 month stay and managed to get through a number of the 10,000 books on offer. I found the museum very interesting with early history and wood carvings. Allow plenty of time for a visit. Second hand books...More

Thank bob t
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is a small museum and library in the Avarua township just past the church so easy to get to Small cover charge,but lots of interesting things to look at,especially good information on "The Boiler" as the wreck in the harbour is affectionately known as...More

Thank Kiwis2NthShoreAuck
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The library seems quite busy and the museum had a lot of stories to tell. A bit cluttered but it is a small site. A TV doco runs to entertain kids and is also quite informative. No photos as they do not allow them inside.

Thank Louise C
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We stopped by on National Day when everything on the island was closed. They welcomed us for the 15 more minutes they were open and gave us some local bananas on the way out. Sweet!

Thank D J
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The museum ($5) is worth a visit it has some interesting exhibits and the library is crammed with an eclectic mix of titles... a great place to visit for a couple of hours

Thank WaihiBeachSue
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the time we had discovering what was contained in the Museum. It certainly added to our experience on the Island and even learnt a few things. The Apollo space program for one. The entry fee was nominal and even had brief poke around...More

Thank TasExplorer
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This library has an amazing collection of books about the South Pacific. Books that would be hard to find any were else. The staff is very helpful and is knowledgeable on the area.

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 15 July 2017

There is an entry fee of $10 so give yourself time to avail yourself of the History. Some interesting stuff in here and the movie on pearl farming very interesting

Thank Te_Kiteroa_Lodge_NZ
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We stopped into the library crowded with books and lovely artifacts. We paid the $5.00 NZ each for entry into the museum. It was surprisingly well attended at that time. The staff are occupied with the library operations. The quality of the artifacts were exceptional!...More

Thank ruthandvern
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The library and museum provides insight into the history of the Cook Islands and well worth a visit.

Thank Millydog0
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