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 Rotorua Museum and Art Gallery is a fine piece of New Zealand craftsmanship, dating from 1908. It is built in Elizabethan Revival style, said to be rhe best example lof this architectural style.....  more »
  • It was a beautiful building, but there wasn’t much to do or in the vicinity, except for a couple of hot springs.  more »
  • Went there this afternoon to find it was closed for earthquake strengthening. There was no mention of this on the website. The hours were still up when I searched Google. Beautiful building though so....  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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