Kia ora and welcome to Rotorua Museum
Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

A comprehensive assessment of Rotorua Museum has shown it falls well below earthquake safety standards and will need to remain closed to the public for the foreseeable future.

The good news is that it can be fixed. How that happens, how long it will take and how much it will cost now needs to be determined.

We are still providing a range of services ‘beyond the walls’ including education programmes, events, and free guided tours of Government Gardens at 11am and 2pm daily (weather dependent) – taking in the buildings, battles and historic places of these magnificent grounds.

Rotorua Museum Building Update

Pukaki, Rotorua Museum. By permission Pukaki Trust. David Hamilton Photography
Te Rangitakaroro from Te Koutu Pa. Image reproduced with permission of Auckland Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira. David Hamilton Photography
A Catalogue of Wonders, 2011. A selection of works from the Rotorua Energy Charitable Trust Heritage Collection. Rotorua Museum
Rotorua Museum at Dawn. Photograph by Adrian Hodge
Rotorua Museum in spring. Fullframe Photography

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