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The earthquake early in the morning of 14 November 2016 caused significant damage to the central part of the Bath House building in which Rotorua Museum is housed, and on 18 November 2016 the decision was made to close the Museum to the public pending further investigation.

Given the risk in remaining open until the outcome of a full seismic assessment, the decision has been made to keep the Museum closed until at least April 2017.

The decision to remain closed while this work is done has been made in the interest of staff and public safety and has not been made lightly.

Exhibitions and Events scheduled during this time have been moved to alternate locations. Please check our Exhibitions and Events pages

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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