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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  • 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 insid...  more »
  • 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 ret...  more »
  • 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 p...  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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