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Museum of Samoa

Malifa, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
+685 26036
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Interesting

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
asheard2018
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Improvements needed

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tokouso2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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2 weeks ago
“Improvements needed”
Nov 21, 2017
“Lacking”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Malifa, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank asheard2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Tokouso2014
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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

Thank Thushari K
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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.

Thank Sally T
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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

1  Thank cjbelize
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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

1  Thank Natasha C
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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.

Thank Cheryl J
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Was a bit light on exhibits but did give a reasonable overview of Samoa's history and it's occupation \/ co-habitation by the Americans, Germans and British

Thank Narziss
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We have a habit of visiting museums to learn what makes a community tick. This is a very simple museum with the story told mostly in graphics.

Thank Jenni M
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The exhibits are clearly sponsored and focus too much on the NZ takeover of the island from the Germans over a century ago. Would have loved to see more cultural exhibits of the Samoan way of life. The conference table in room 1 is impressive...More

1  Thank Barbara W
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