Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise, Rarotonga

4.1
#1 of 6 in Museums in Cook Islands
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
164 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Muri

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Muri

See all ›
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
3.9
Duration: 4 hours
3.7
Duration: 2 hours
3.6
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Muri

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Muri

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 4 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Muri

4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Plans to Te Ara- Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise by other users

22 days in Los Angeles, Cook Islands & New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights Preferences: April Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 29 days in New Zealand & Cook Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 34 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM VIETNAM June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA October, kids, popular sights Preferences: October, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 7 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 18 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 8 days in Cook Islands BY A USER FROM CANADA November, popular sights Preferences: November Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 25 days in South Pacific BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Rarotonga BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND November, kids, popular sights Preferences: November, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans