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Rotorua Museum

Oruawhata Drive | Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-350 1814
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Rotorua Museum is currently closed for earthquake strengthening. In the meantime Rotorua Museum is running a limited programme of exhibitions, events and education programmes in other venues around Rotorua. We also run free twice-daily tours (11am & 2pm) in Government Gardens - including the history of the buildings, battles and historical sites around the gardens, the sculpture trail, and the ongoing programme that has seen the release of several endangered New Zealand falcons into the gardens. Please visit www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz for latest information including status updates, tour details and our current programme of events, exhibitions and education.
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Oruawhata Drive | Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
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+64 7-350 1814
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at the impressive building but it was closed indefinitely. The grounds look nice , building from a distance looks great but security fencing all around.

Thank wandering1farmer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tudors Towers as referred to by the locals, this place is amazing! It was once a nightclub owned by it's band called Kairo. Nowadays it's a museum. When we visited here in June it was closed due to structural repairs caused by an earthquake. Must...More

Thank dragostesun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sadly the Rotorua museum is closed until further notice due to earthquake strengthening work that is required. The grounds are still a nice place to visit and the gardens are worth a look.

Thank Ant W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the enchanting Lake Rotorua, we walked all the way to the Rotorua Museum where spring has sprung. The view of the huge green lawn and the flowery garden leading to the timber-framed museum was spectacular! Sadly, the museum is closed for earthquake strengthening. Even...More

Thank Violetology
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was closed due to the earthquake when we visited, but the gardens and grounds were just beautiful and so pleased we stopped there.

Thank sandy2915
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk around especially with little ones, has big garden type to walk around, building has lights on in the evening gives different look, Fab place for photo shot.

Thank Leela B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The best place to visit ,,Tulip Festival Oct 2017, Heaven on Earth !! Visit the festival asap and enjoy the flowers. Have excellent food nearby ...

1  Thank kerrykerryoz
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is now closed due to earthquake risk. One day it may reopen but in the mean time an unsightly temporary fence has been erected around a beautiful heritage building. I think they could do better. It deserves more.

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Small museum documenting local history, not bad if you want some history surrounding Rotorua. Surrounded by government gardens and polonesin springs

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The historical records and artifacts of the early health spa days are fascinating. We also find the short film on the pink and white terraces well done.

Thank kbwsuper
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