Address: Queens Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua
Phone: (07) 350 1814
- Weekdays: 9am–5pm
- Weekends: 9am–5pm
- Closed on Public Holidays
Venue Types: Museum, Art Gallery
Suitable for Ages: Families
- Family (2 Ad + up to 3 Ch): $40.00
- Family (1 Ad + up to 3 Ch): $23.00
- Adult: $18.00
- Child: $7.00
- Booking fees may apply
Discover the essence of Rotorua: its people, culture and volcanic landscape. Visit Rotorua Museum and let us share with you the great stories which have shaped the past and present of this unique region.
Located in the world famous Bath House building, an architectural icon in itself, Rotorua Museum is the ideal start to your Rotorua adventure. Be thrilled by the cinema experience Rotorua Stories and enjoy a range of dynamic exhibitions.
Enter the spiritual world of the Arawa people and trace the story of the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera. Be awed by the legendary exploits of B Company of 28 Maori Battalion during World War II. Investigate the remarkable past of the Rotorua Spa. Discover why people came from all over the world to visit the 'Great South Seas Spa' as our building was once known. Complete your day by visiting the meticulously restored Blue Baths.
Spanning eight galleries, the stunning new permanent exhibition Ngā Pūmanawa o Te Arawa - The Beating Hearts of Te Arawa will follow the journey of the Arawa people from their origins in Hawaiki to their descendants today.
Image: Concept image, Gallery 2, Ngā Pūmanawa o Te Arawa - The beating hearts of Te Arawa.
The museum is open 9am to 5pm during the winter months and 9am to 8pm during summer.