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Rotorua Museum
Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

There was a very good variety of the local history and culture presented in the museum. WWI and II were particularly interesting. I am not an avid museum goer, but I would recommend a visit here. The cafe is good for lunch both for variety and price.

Visited April 2015
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Palo Alto, CA
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“Historic architecture and fascinating history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Be sure to walk up the stairs to get to the roof deck overlooking the lake. The history of the structure is what sets it apart. The special exhibits can be uneven. But the permanent exhibit on Maori culture is superb.

Visited September 2014
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“Very impressed with the Maori galleries”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

It is worth visiting for several reasons: panoramic views from the roof; the gardens; the outlandish building; and the contents. See how the plans for a Spa went wrong, and how the early patients had their "treatments".

The Maori exhibits and history [several short good videos] are so informative. I thought these galleries better than those in Auckland!

Visited April 2015
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Bournemouth
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“Good variety of interest”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Found the Maori sections very interesting, more so than usual, whilst the building itself and the various exhibitions were also of interest. Good cafe too.

Visited April 2015
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“Nothing like local history done well”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A very interesting building. The indoor cinema shows a terrific short film giving some history of the area. Well worth the visit.

Visited April 2015
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