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Nice small museum

This museum is part of an working fine arts school and a lot of the paintings on display were done... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Paul C
Wellington, New Zealand
Artwork awesome

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

Reviewed 6 April 2017
Glenys M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Main West Coast Road, Malua | P.O Box 468, Apia, Upolu, Samoa
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We had a great time here as part of our trip from the Le Vasa Resort. Our guide was very friendly and informative, so she particularly charmed us with her rendition of local legends. The art works and carvings on display were of a very...More

Thank Perry B
Reviewed 5 days ago

If going here, pay for the guided tour. It was so informative and answered so many questions we had about the relationship between Christianity and the Samoan culture and beliefs.

Thank Connie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is part of an working fine arts school and a lot of the paintings on display were done by the students - therefore the quality ranged from exceptional to pretty average but on the whole we enjoyed it and were happy for our...More

Thank Paul C
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
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

Thank kateandkeith2017
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
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

Thank Leanne K
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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

Thank Glenys M
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
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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28 August 2017|
Response from Alison772015 |
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.