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Improvements needed

Small museum. Entry by donation. Some great historical pictures on site. Place needs abit of... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Auckland, New Zealand

I always visit museums and this one was a bit lacking and staff not over thrilled to be there. I... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
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  • Average34%
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  • Terrible7%
Jun 7, 2018
“Improvements needed”
Oct 24, 2018
“A very sad museum”
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

Most of the exhibits are from a New Zealand exhibition that is on loan (permanent). One room is about Australia. The Cultural Village is so well done . This is very sad.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ardom
Reviewed 24 July 2018

This museum is a good introduction to Samoa and it's history. It's quite small (4 or 5 average sized rooms) but because of that there's a manageable amount of information to absorb. It's a little like museums used to be before the digital age took...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Very small place but a great start. What they show and say is awesome Thank you Samoa A short visit Hope they keep adding to there museum. Samoa is so rich in history

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kanah
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Gives you a glimpse of this small country's history and how they have fought hard to keep it their own

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank asheard2018
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Small museum. Entry by donation. Some great historical pictures on site. Place needs abit of maintenance.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Tokouso2014
Reviewed 31 March 2018

A brief glimpse in to the past of Colonial Samoa mostly through photographs .Entry is free but donations are welcome.Could do with improvements and more of Pre-European history of the Samoan people to the current date.This is a wasted opportunity to show the world evidence...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Thushari K
Reviewed 22 November 2017

I always visit museums and this one was a bit lacking and staff not over thrilled to be there. I know its a small place, but it does have a long history and I think it could use some more caring staff.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SallyT1715
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I would not recommend going out of your way to visit, or paying for a tour. The first time we attempted to visit (during the week, normal hours) it was mysteriously closed. It was open the second time, but there is no staff interaction, you...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank cjbelize
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This place is not well publicized and could be better maintained but I think it's worth a visit especially if you're an NZ'er with an interest in our pacific history. I had no idea about our past relationship with Samoa so it was great to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 22 July 2017

The gallery spaces are all air conditioned but smell quite mouldy. Lots of the exhibits have been vandalised by visitors. They need a hand to fix the Museum up a bit.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Cheryl J
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