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Museum of Samoa, Apia

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Browse a huge collection of Samoan artifacts and historical images at Museum of Samoa. The museum focuses on the country's culture, history, and nature. Check out the environment room to see photos of endangered or extinct birds as well as old methods of fishing. Next, head to the Pacific room to learn about Samoa's history as far back as the colonial era. This collection features artifacts like carvings, pearl necklaces, and silverware pulled from German warships caught in an 1889 hurricane. Don't miss the display on Samoan tattoos, where you can learn about their importance in the country's culture. Make Museum of Samoa a part of your Apia vacation plans using our Apia travel route app.
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  • This free museum is not without its charm, though sadly lacking in some investment to improve the displays and general state of the buildings. Most of the museum is written information on the...  more »
  • I loved this museum. For a small museum, administered by the Ministry of Sport and Culture in a sports mad country like Samoa this museum bats above it's weight (just to be sporting). The rooms...  more »
  • I came to learn about the history of Samoa since I know very little to nothing. The museum provides a decent insight in the last 130 years. Would have liked to learn more about the time before colonialism. The visit was well worth it, very informative. Hope the museum will keep up the good work and expand its coverage on the history of this beautiful country and its lovely people.
  • Came on Friday 3pm and the Museum is closed, the museum office is empty with the air air conditioning running. Give me back my time walking under the sun for 45mins!

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