Rotorua Museum, Rotorua

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 1,000+ 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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  • Such an amazing museum and great way to learn a bit more about how rotorua came to be. And the history of the mud baths. 
  • Visiting with an 8 year old during the school holidays. There was a fun quiz for the young one. The Double Dutch Bakkenes and Rembrandt galleries were wonderful. The Maori history with photos, whare a...  read more »
  • We took the free guided tour at 1pm which was great and added so much to our visit. Wonderful collection of Maori artifacts of which the Museum is the conservator. 
  • 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.
  • The Rotorua Museum is an old bath house and you can still see lots of the original features such as the heater basement, the mud bath basins and the treatment rooms. The small cinema tells the story of the big eruption that flatted Rotorua a hundred years ago. I really liked the way they told the story, and the kids loved it too.
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