The museum is no longer open to the public which is truely sad but it is still very easy to enjoy even from the outside. There are free tours around the museum and gardens now. Great place for a picnic and or walk.
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Because of an earthquake you cannot go inside the actual museum but just looking from the outside is so beautiful. In the morning the sun rises from behind the museum giving it an amazing natural light. In the evening they light it up with different...More
This building is just gorgeous but was all blocked off after earthquake damage mid 2016. We took a guided walk around the park which was conducted by a lovely female volunteer. It was a rainy drizzly day too. She told us all about the history...More
I didn't go into the museum but this is a beautiful building from the exterior and worth a walk round the gardens if you have at least 15mins to spare on a nice day.
C ( 2013 ) This museum was not big, but very beautiful. When visit some area, must visit local museum for knowing about there's culture, I think. Good museum.
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 detailing of its windows and color, I am sure...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 spa. I was very disappointed...More