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Rotorua Museum

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Address: Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Fortunately My Visit was in October before the Closing

Sorry to hear that the museum is now closed...I visited at the very end of October and it was still open. There was an admission fee with a discount for seniors. I was able to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Ashburn, Virginia
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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sorry to hear that the museum is now closed...I visited at the very end of October and it was still open. There was an admission fee with a discount for seniors. I was able to catch a free guided tour throughout the museum to learn the history of this beautiful building and the area. Quite a scenic view from the... More 

Thank VW49
Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sad to see this place closed - all fenced off, not sure why. Some amazing gardens in front of it and also the opportunity to see local peregrine falcons feeding from a table in the gardens. A great shame to miss it.

Thank Kayhel2011
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is"closed indefinitely" while they do earthquake assessments and building safety upgrades. The grounds it stands on are beautiful though and worth seeing.

Thank Rachael T
Ipswich, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From afar this building captured my interest and I was looking forward to getting up close to find out more about it...alas it was closed whilst they carried upgrade renovations to their earthquake measures. I understand the need in this part of the world, I do question though the timing...undertaking upgrade during peak tourist season? The building itself was worth... More 

Thank scorps_sting
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very pretty building in a very appealing park and garden, but the museum was closed for earthquake assessment. This was not at all advertised until we got there.

Thank KathrynTimaru
Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum is a wonderful part of New Zealand's historical past. It has wonderful exhibitions and takes advantage of Rotorua's history. The building itself is a monument and adds to the whole experience. From the underground to the very top, it delivers a memorable experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, it was closed for renovation when we visited but the exterior of the building was beautiful. The surrounding gardens were also very picturesque.

Thank F S
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This colonial building is very beautiful, but unfortunately, we could only see the outside as it was closed for repairs. The lovely gardens around the building also have a couple of natural hot springs, obviously with the smell of Sulphur. Very well maintained gardens and lawns.

Thank Mahesh_Ayyagari
Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so disappointed that the Rotorua Museum was shut during out recent visit. On previous visits we have spent a lot of time in and around the museum and it's grounds and gardens. When planning this trip, we were hoping to spend a fair bit of time in and around the museum, its gardens and coffee shop, but sadly... More 

Thank Keith C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going into the bath house section of the museum scared the crap out of me. ANYWAY I highly recommend going here if you want to learn about NZ and Maori culture. The exhibits are beautifully put together, absolutely fascinating and it's one of the best places to learn about this beautiful country.

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