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“Intriguing museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rotorua Museum

Rotorua Museum
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Tauranga Shore Excursion: Rotorua Highlights Tour Including Cultural...
Ranked #12 of 108 things to do in Rotorua
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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“Intriguing museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014

I really enjoyed this museum but it is a shame that there is rather steep entry fee. It was really interesting learning more about the Maori culture and history of the region and looking around the basement. It was great climbing to the viewing platform.

Visited July 2014
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Singapore, Singapore
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“A good place to know more about Rotorua”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2014

Housed in a brilliant formal spa building, the Rotorua Museum was a good place to learn something more about the history and geology of the town. And... it was also an ideal place to learn how the building was operated during the past.

Visited July 2014
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Beautiful building outside but not worth the admission”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2014

A beautifully kept building and looks magnificent but a bit hit and miss for your 20 dollars inside...the movie, bathhouse and maori displays were enjoyable but the exhibitions were lacking plus the access to the viewing deck was closed. Would be good on a rainy day but if the weather is good, just take the photo and see something else.

Visited July 2014
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Geelong, Australia
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“Definitely a must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

The building alone is amazing and very photo-worthy, but the museum is terrific. Allow at least 2 hours and garb a yummy snack in the cafe. I had a good seafood chowder. The galleries are great and the underground level spooky & warm !!

Visited July 2014
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Hillsborough, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Well Organized and Curated”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Well worth it for the entire family. Ran out of time the first day, went back the next day to finish up. Historical structure & they did a good job of opening up the basement so you could see the piping and infrastructure. Not to be missed.

Visited May 2014
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