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Rotorua Museum

Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
64 7 349 4350
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Ranked #15 of 45 Attractions in Rotorua
Type: History Museums, Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
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Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This is a great museum to visit. It was beautiful and so informative we took the tour with a tour guide this was the way to go.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The Museum housed a lot of cultural aspects of Rotorua and its background. As much as this was a learning experience and enjoyable, we would not revisit when next in Rotorua. However the view from the top was great!

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Firstly the entry fee of $20 is far to much, most museums in NZ are far larger and free. Secondly, there isn't really anything new here to make you need to go. Although saying that, the exhibit about the NZ\Maori soldiers is quite interesting. The building was originally a bath house and you are able to see the layout downstairs.... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

There were very minimal displays in this museum. For $20 its not very good value for money! The only decent exhibit was the maori section but even that's minimal. The building itself is beautiful to view from the outside though.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The history of the area and the building of this remarkable museum speaks for itself, shows the way people felt in that era and what they did to attract visitors to this faraway place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Our visit to this museum was ok to spend the morning although it was nothing super amazing I will described as average , not sure if I would do it again ! I would only recommend this if you have nothing else to do in rotorua but with all the activities you can do in this region is very unlike... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

loved the history and the maori section... kids loved the holiday competition aswell! The upstairs gallery was amazing and we all loved the little cinema movie with the shaking seats! Well done rotorua

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were lucky enough to tag on to a guided tour of this great building. Our guide was excellent getting us up into the attic for great views of the grounds. The history of the area and the former spa was amazing. Recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Place is great. Lots of things to discover and had some great artwork. Kids specially enjoyed the film showing and the activity they had cutting pasting and building paper structures. All in all a great experience.

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Snells Beach, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The museum was built as a bathhouse for people taking mudbaths from the thermal mud! Part of this is preserved with appropriate displays. Absolutely fascinating. The rest of the museum is mainly taken up by displays on the rich culture of the area - Maori and otherwise. Very well done. Also very good shop, worth a browse.

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