Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, Rarotonga

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Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise is located in Rarotonga. To visit Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise on your trip to Muri, use our Muri trip itinerary app.
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  • The Island is small but very scenic. a drive is a must for great photo ops. for history the Museum gives a good overview, History buffs can spend hours there  more »
  • the best soy latte and ginger crunch on the island, friendly and amazing customer service. worth the drive from Avarua  more »
  • We really enjoyed this lovely museum. It gives you very good overview of the Polynesian migration. The setting was very beautiful I also like the statues in writing back to fishes. If you have some...  more »
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  • Did not know of this earlier but it is a must for good food and good coffee. Did not go into the museum but it looks from what I saw.
  • Great place to visit and learn about early Maori history. Well informed and pleasant staff always willing to assist and answer question. Also serves great coffee.
  • This museum is worth the visit. Although small, the information is very well presented and if you are interested about the polynesian migrations and the Cook island governance and formation it is great.
  • This place is bad mockery of what museum is. Plagiarized art, information copoes from Wikipedia and latest by not least a steep entry fee of $15. This place is no way associated with the Cook Islands Govt and is lining it's pockets from unbeknown tourist. If you want a history lesson go to a show and speak with the local elders. They'll be very accommodating and happy to share their knowledge.
  • Make sure you include a trip to the museum in your plans while on Rarotonga! The museum is inconspicuous from the outside, but it's a gem on the inside, with actually quite a lot to see and the exhibits are nicely presented. It's a great way to learn about the history and people of the Cook Islands. And chatting with the on site guide, Stan, was a major highlight, we learned so much! As a bonus you can enjoy great coffee, snacks or a sandwich before and/or after at the attached cafe.

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