Rotorua Museum, Rotorua

(1,200+ reviews on the web)
Art Museum
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.
Create a full Rotorua itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Rotorua

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Rotorua by other users

17 days in New Zealand & Sri Lanka BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, teens, popular PREFERENCES: August, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in North Island BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: December, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in New Zealand & Tahiti BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM CANADA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in New Zealand & Australia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 24 days in New Zealand & Australia BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL November, culture, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • with fascinating traditional Maori art and modern contemporary art of young artists, since the earthquake by 2015 for indeterminate time gescchlossen
    View original
  • The building and gardens are absolutely magnificent and they have a great little café with superb service. There was an amazing exhibit about the Maori fighting in World War 1. The architecture alone ...  more »
  • we saw the Da Vinci exhibition, which was fascinating. It was well set out and getting a hands-on experience was great. (This museum could do with better heating, though: I felt quite sorry for the st...  more »
Google
  • 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.