Friday, 2 December 2016
Rotorua’s famed museum will remain closed until at least April 2017 when the results of a detailed seismic assessment are expected to be known. New damage believed to have been caused by the Kaikoura earthquake prompted the 18 November precautionary closure of Rotorua Museum, which is housed in the historic…
Friday, 19 May 2017
Rotorua Museum, in association with the Friends of Rotorua Museum, is thrilled to confirm that the Rotorua Museum Art Awards will return again this year. ‘With the Museum still closed for earthquake assessment, we have been working hard to secure a venue for this year’s awards, and we’re delighted to…
Monday, 15 May 2017
The building that houses Rotorua Museum remains closed following earthquake damage and we are currently awaiting a final seismic assessment. In the meantime, we are continuing to host daily tours, as well as events, exhibitions and education programmes in various locations around Rotorua. Top Art and Muka Prints are two great youth focussed exhibitions on in May and we start Matariki celebrations with a range of events in June.
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Norma Evans (1927-2017) – the loss of a true Rotorua icon. Born in Invercargill on 27 May 1927, Norma Mae Jackson was brought up in Kurow, Central Otago, in a family steeped in the ‘making-do’ tradition. Her mother and…
Thursday, 16 March 2017
While Rotorua Museum is still not open we have a range of events and exhibitions happening at different venues. Check out Da Vinci Machines & Robots before it closes on 26 March.
The annual Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt has moved outside and giant eggs will be hidden throughout Government Gardens these April school holidays. Free drop in crafts will be available most weekdays in Te Rūnanga Tea House. Fun for all the family!
Friday, 17 February 2017
Applications are being sought for the next funding round of the Creative Communities Scheme which closes on 6 March 2017. “With nearly $27,000 available for new arts projects in the community, this is a fantastic opportunity for locals with an artistic passion to make their dreams a reality,” says local…
Friday, 20 January 2017
Rotorua Museum has continued to host thousands of visitors despite having to close its doors to the public on 18 November last year due to the ongoing assessment of its earthquake risk.
Monday, 16 January 2017
Melvin Vaniman was an American photographer with a tendency towards thrill seeking and risk taking. Under an agreement with the Oceanic Steamship Company, in 1902 – 1903 he travelled to various countries including New Zealand. During this time he came to Rotorua where he took some photographs which are held…
Thursday, 12 January 2017
Liam, 5, and his sister Lily Evans, 8, were so excited after seeing the Da Vinci Machines and Robots exhibition they couldn’t wait to build a flying machine of their own at the Da Vinci Does Flight – kids fun day. Their dad, Grant Evans, said he had taken his…
Monday, 19 December 2016
Monday, 12 December 2016
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand, on 14 November 2016 caused significant damage to the central part of the Bath House building in which Rotorua Museum is housed. The decision was made to close the Museum to the public, pending further investigation. At this stage Rotorua Museum is closed until at least April 2017.