Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, Rarotonga

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  • My family and I enjoyed our visit. We thought the food from the cafe was tasty. The staff were very helpful as it was hard to decide what to buy in the gift shop! The exhibition itself was good but we...  more »
  • It was very impressive and much more inside than expected. A staff member came and talked to us and explained the local history in a lot of detail. He even gave us a map and recommended other things t...  more »
  • There is not a lot in there at first impression and did cost $15NZ per person but once you start reading you will be glad you paid. Would recommend you go and visit at the start of your visit to Rarot...  more »
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  • 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 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.
  • A must see to fully understand the migration of the polynesian people and there on the Cook Islands
  • A simple but effective set of displays and so much great information. We learnt heaps about the history and culture of the Cook Islands. Also some marine tanks highlighting some interesting facts about local marine life and the coral reef. Plus a great shop, cafe and facilities (including a free water station and free wifi).
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