Galleries & Museums
As vibrant and colourful as the frangipani in bloom, Rarotonga is home to a thriving local arts fraternity. Pieces by local artists can be viewed and purchased from small outlets, including two galleries specialising in original works by leading local artists, the Beachcomber Art Gallery in town and The Art Gallery in Arorangi.
Ancient tradition is preserved in the National Museum and Library in Avarua, a great source of education about our Cook Islands culture and tradition.
Takitumu Pa Ariki’s Palace Museum is open to the public through the 48th title-holding Queen, dating back to 1250AD - located in the village of Avana on the eastern side of Rarotonga.
Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise - TE ARA in Muri offers world-class exhibition of the history of the Cook Islands, which delivers an in-depth insight into our cultural and environmental past, present and future.
Bergman Gallery is dedicated to the exhibition of Modern Pacific Art - Bergman Gallery principal exhibition space is at Beachcomber courtyard, Taputapuatea, Rarotonga