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. 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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  • When I visited the Museum couldn't get the buildings were so pretty and meosisseoseo returned to take pictures. If you visit Rotorua visit once I'm think too bad ^ ^
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  • 棟 is a beautiful English-style Construction, the original is a location in Rome asked Lu w hot spring ryouyousho sanatorium, then change into historical obscurities Museum in the future, but because the earthquake lclose, we just walk around, scene or landscape is very beautiful.
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  • I love this museum, the history of the building and even the new renovations. The building is very Victorian, great statues throughout and informative information. The little theatre telling the story...  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

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Where to stay in Rotorua

Rotorua has a range of different accommodations, mainly centered around the lake itself. In this downtown area you will find luxury hotels and hostels, many benefitting from good views of the surrounding scenery. Farther out of the town, comfortable motels offer those with a car a good option for setting up a base from which to explore the area. Campers and others wanting to enjoy the outdoors as soon as possible can opt for campsites and RV parks, all best accessed by car or taxi.
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