Rotorua Museum

** ROTORUA MUSEUM IS CURRENTLY CLOSED AS A PRECAUTION FOLLOWING THE 14 NOVEMBER 2016 EARTHQUAKE ** Discover Rotorua's rich culture, volatile landscape and legendary figures in this ‘must see' museum.


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Where great stories begin.

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A multimillion-dollar development programme has transformed Rotorua Museum into a must-see international visitor experience. Here you can discover the region’s rich Māori culture, volatile volcanic landscape and dramatic history. This all vividly comes to life through a variety of stunning multi-media exhibitions.

Innovative displays, fascinating cinema experiences and informative guided tours help you discover the amazing stories of this unique region. Plus five changing galleries and a varied programme of events ensure there is always something new to see.

Centrally located in the iconic Bath House building, Rotorua Museum can be explored from basement to rooftop, with fantastic views of the city and lake.


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Physical address

Rotorua Museum, Queens Drive, Goverment Gardens, City, Rotorua Central, Rotorua, 3046, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
9-5 (Winter) 9-8 (Summer)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
10 minutes from Rotorua Airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
5 Minutes walk
Proximity to town:
5 minutes walk from Rotorua I-site

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $20.00
Other charges:
Free tours on the hour (10-5 summer) (10-4 Winter)
Further pricing information:
Children (5-18 years) $8 Children under 5 years are free Senior (65+ years) $18 Family rates avaliable.

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO
Dutch YES NO
French YES NO
German YES NO
Italian YES NO
Japanese YES NO
Korean YES NO
Spanish YES NO

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