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Rotorua Museum

Oruawhata Drive | Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
+64 7-350 1814
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This place is temporarily closed due to a natural disaster. 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.
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Oruawhata Drive | Government Gardens, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A magnificent landmark in Rotorua, it is impressive and architecturally significant surrounded by other important landmarks in the area. Unfortunately, it was closed for an unspecified period of time for earthquake retrofit.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous architecture! We loved our visit! Beautiful grounds and a nice drive back to the lake. Great pictures.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to visiting here. My new guidebook with its description of the collection had whetted my appetite. However, relatively recently the building has been closed because it fails earthquake security requirements of nowadays. No news about what is to be done. The...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

i had to cry when i went to the museum. There's something about the photos. I loved going back in time with the stories that are shown, absolutely fabulous. i went to this place two years ago it's april 2018 and under construction at the...More

Thank Tero T
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

We went to the museum and it is closed. It was damaged in an earthquake and deemed a danger. It’s a lovely building from the outside and it’s surrounded by wonderful gardens. It’s worth going to take a stroll around the gardens.

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

If you are history enthusiast and looking for a place where you can read about native NZ ( Maori), this is perfect place to be It has all the information for people who wants to known about culture, evolution and present day NZ

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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

This building site was closed when we visited due to some kind of earthquake. It was a huge shame as it’s striking architecture really draws you in. The gardens around it however are stunning and make good photo opportunities. We ended up walking to the...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

This Museum is very close to the Government rose gardens. I was impressed with its size and half timbered architectural style. Enjoy its presence in the park from afar as this building is closed for renovations.

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

This museum has a beautiful architecture and is picturesque. Good photo opportunity here. This is an outstanding building in the government gardens, but it was closed for repairs due to a recent earthquake when we were there, and we could only admire the exterior.

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

Outside of museum is good, grounds wonderful, dozens and free tour great, problem is of course they are redoing the museum.

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