Rotorua Museum, Rotorua

(4.2/5 based on 1,200 reviews on the web)
Centrally located in the iconic Bath House building, Rotorua Museum can be explored from basement to rooftop, with fantastic views of the city and lake. Stunning exhibitions, changing art galleries, cinema experiences and informative guided tours bring to life the amazing stories of this unique region. Before you head to Rotorua, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Rotorua trip generator, to make sure you see all that Rotorua has to offer, including Rotorua Museum.
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  • Will be one of the first families back once it reopens. Great gardens to visit in the meantime. So much here. Iconic building.  more »
  • It was somewhat a pity that the Museum had closed, so only 3 points. the Park is also beautiful and invites you to take a short walk. The House is still very nice and impressive.
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  • We arrived at the museum to find a sign that it is closed indefinitely for earthquake fortification. The building is beautiful and worth seeing. The gardens and other building are quaint. Croquet and ...  more »
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  • Really enjoyed our visit. Very interesting displays about the cultural and geological history of the area. And a great art exhibition on Rembrandt while we were there. The building itself has a really interesting history as a public bath house using the local geothermal mud and water. Old parts of the building are in display. And a great view from the roof. :)
  • Rotorua Museum has a fascinating history. The museum is actually quite eerie as it houses the remnants of an elite class and an odd brand of pseudo-science where patients would go to "take the cure." As for the more modern parts, there is an excellent cafe, gift shop, and educational area for children. While there we were entertained by a beautiful opera singer as well.
  • Whilst small, this is a good visit for some local history. Only 3 stars for the museum as the roof lookout was shut due to weather and the movie theatre was out of order so the price was relatively steep for what we got to see. Staff were nice and the baths and basement are really special which bumps it to a four.
  • Always a good visit to see some of Rotorua's history and heritage. Quite a good world war II exhibition. There are also new art exhibitions in regularly. Make sure you watch the Tarawera eruption movie while you are there.
  • Nice little museum. Good for a rainy day with the kids. Often has cool exhibitions. Cafe has ok snacks and coffee.