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EFKS Museum

Main West Coast Road, Malua | P.O Box 468, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
658-42967
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A showcase of young talent

More an art gallery than a museum, this attraction showcases artwork from students who ave attended... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2018
Kim B
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Sydney, Australia
Very talented students!

Wow, what a find. This is more a fine arts school than a museum. Beautiful artwork and carvings... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
kateandkeith2017
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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“wood carvings” (4 reviews)
“on display” (3 reviews)
“take photos” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Main West Coast Road, Malua | P.O Box 468, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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658-42967
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

More an art gallery than a museum, this attraction showcases artwork from students who ave attended the EFKS art college and is worth visiting. It's not a large exhibition but it is a relatively new venue with plans of future development.

Thank Kim B
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Wow, what a find. This is more a fine arts school than a museum. Beautiful artwork and carvings made by the students on display and a guided tour (30 tala for family) is available. All the cultural and mythology stories behind the paintings is explained...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We have tried to visit this museum on several visits to Samoa but never managed it. We finally got to it this visit and we are pleased we did. The way the artists have carved life into wood has to be seen to be believed....More

1  Thank Chris_Haml
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

We had 2 wonderful guides that explained the stories about the wood carvings and all other arts inside the building. A very interesting place well worth a visit

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

The history behind the sculptures was fascinating to hear and the sculptures themselves were just beautiful.

Thank Glenys M
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This museum is another place near Apia requiring a taxi ride. On display were many carved wooden animals, all with a story which is delivered by our guide. Some students were nearbye painting as a lesson & we were able to overlook the work that...More

1  Thank davidu2219
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We hadn't read up on the Museum and maybe if we had may not have called in! We had driven past on several occasions and said we should go in. Well when we did it certainly wasn't what we expected, we are not into art/sculpture...More

1  Thank WayneAP
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

This place was a strange one, it wasn't exactly as we'd thought it would be- we were expecting more history but it was purely artwork. Don't get me wrong the artworks were amazing, we loved seeing them. Unfortunately you had to pay an extra 20...More

2  Thank Connie_Hopper
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you have an hour to spare please visit this wonderful museum, the entranceway is enhanced by magnificent wood carvings and in the museum the fine art students have displayed marine and land exhibits. Endearing guide explaining it all with a very reasonably priced entrance...More

1  Thank 1811027Scott
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Situated about half way between Apia and the International Airport. This arts college has a large circular exhibition space for many of the wood carvings, paintings, and sculptures created by the students. There is a small entrance fee, and if you wish to photograph any...More

Thank Grant B
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Alison772015
28 August 2017|
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We bought a painting as a souvenir of our trip. I thought it fair to pay entry into the museum as well as extra to take photos of the exhibits. They are desperate for funds to complete the whole project.
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