Rotorua Museum, Rotorua

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Art Museum 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.
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  • Unfortunately, due to the November 2016 earthquake, the museum was being renovated, so I did not get to see the interior of the building, but it has such a gorgeous exterior. From its apex to the deta...  more »
  • We went there last week, but unfortunately the museum is closed for repair and restoration work. Reconfirm status before you plan your day three. It is surrounded by garden area therefore one can spen...  more »
  • I visited this wonderful, homey museum when I was in NZ in 1999. I really enjoyed how they presented the story of how the Maoris found their way to NZ. Also, I liked seeing the set up for the former s...  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. :)
  • I really like this museum. Inside an enormous historical mansion which used to have hot baths inside that you can see. Cool exhibits
  • 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.
  • Great gardens and museum. A must see if rotorua
  • I love this place, and the education staff do a great job. Unfortunately it has suffered from earthquake damage