Rotorua Museum, Rotorua

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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. Arrange your visit to Rotorua Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rotorua using our Rotorua trip itinerary site .
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  • The museum was under construction and was blocked from entering. In addition to the museum's interior, the café and souvenir shop were also closed. As you can see from the travel booklet, the red Building is pretty. Just that. I don't have a single photo. The grass park in front is being used as a gate ball of the neighborhood of the gods.
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  • The Museum is closed because the building is being retrofitted for earthquake protection. They do not give any indication when it will re-open.  more »
  • Although the museum is currently not open due to building work, I would recommend driving by as it is very pretty as the standard of building in NZ goes, and happens to by right be the blue baths and ...  more »
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  • I have only given the Rotorua Museum 4 stars simply because it is currently under going refurbishment and is therefore closed until it is completed. The museum used to be the residence of the British Governor but that is no longer the case. The museum is situated in the Governor Garden Park which are beautifully landscaped with lots of different flower beds.
  • The most brilliant place in Rotorua. Loved exploring the history and looking at the features of this unique colonial era building. Enjoyed the interactive tour. Best place to hang here in winter
  • Closed for now. However worth visiting to see the building from the outside and walk in the park
  • Magnificent building structure surrounded by tulips and assorted flowers via government gardens. Best time to visit is late afternoon or early in the morning to avoid the other people crowding the place.. September to october visit was awesome to witness the tulip bloom in the gardens..
  • There is a nice garden. But museum has been closed for a long time because of earthquake. Anyway I just sat in the bench and thats was all I did it there
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