Lots to see, but crowded into a small section of the building. Hot and humid inside, of course. Voluntary contribution box. Informative and educational. Probably spend a minimum of an hour browsing through.
so from the time we entered the library the lady who greeted us was full of information and very friendly . at the museum it was interesting but a little small and had things in there that came from other counties that i my self though it was not part of the cook island culture
What can I say. We were all keen to visit the museum, learn about the Cook Islands etc and the Museum was closed from Mid December till 22nd January. What a waste! Perfect time to earn some money with donations from tourists and it was closed - disappointing.
This was the better of the 2 museums in Avarua. Lots of displays and information jammed into a very small, cramped room - time for an extension or a review of the displays I think. Not the friendliest of welcomes by the staff working there, not really interested in talking about the displays or the museum. Maps, photos, artifacts, a...
This is a small museum-really just one room, but there's a variety of interesting displays including canoe (vaka) prows, assorted weapons and costumes, and historic photos of ariki and other scenes of 19th and early 20th century Rarotonga. There was a war exhibition here when I went as well. The museum curator is friendly and informative.