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Rotorua Museum

Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4350
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  • Average9%
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Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-349 4350
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank telesiaa
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We went there last week, but unfortunately the museum is closed for repair and restoration work. Reconfirm status before you plan your day three. It is surrounded by garden area therefore one can spend some time there.

Thank AmitChheda
Reviewed 7 May 2017

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

Thank KurtAndWendy
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Went by to find fencing up and signs stating Museum Closed. Apparently the building suffered some structural damage from an earthquake that occurred some distance away. The building is no longer accessible until this is fixed. It could be quite some time. Double check online...More

2  Thank AUSGR81
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Definitely one for the hit-list, a fabulous museum full of NZ history and a tribute to the Maori and European settlers.

1  Thank YoungMum11
Reviewed 18 April 2017

The buildings themselves are magnificent, and were once the seat of government, when Rotorua was the capital, not Wellington. However, there was a fairly recent earthquake (November 2016 I think) that has left the building being fully assessed for safety, and any movement related damage....More

3  Thank John M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The building and gardens are absolutely magnificent and they have a great little café with superb service. There was an amazing exhibit about the Maori fighting in World War 1. The architecture alone is worth a visit!

1  Thank Marvis M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

we saw the Da Vinci exhibition, which was fascinating. It was well set out and getting a hands-on experience was great. (This museum could do with better heating, though: I felt quite sorry for the staff who were wearing warm coats already and it was...More

Thank Virginie S
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We wanted very much to enter this building and had been looking forward to visiting the museum. Sadly, the earthquake a few months ago caused it to close until the construction is completed so we didn't get to go inside.

1  Thank Mary V
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The 2015 earthquake meant damage to building, so currently closed. A nice building to look at from the outside anyway, and hope they open back again soon.

1  Thank happysheepChina
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