Archives and Library

Front page of the Hot Lakes Chronicle newspaper (detail), 7 August 1895. Rotorua Museum

Front page of the Hot Lakes Chronicle newspaper (detail), 7 August 1895. Rotorua Museum

A selection of books about the Rotorua region including Terraces of Rotomahana (open) by Frank Cowan, 1885. (1989.83.2)

A selection of books about the Rotorua region including Terraces of Rotomahana (open) by Frank Cowan, 1885. Rotorua Museum (1989.83.2)

Archives and Library

The Archives and Library collection includes records, archival material and books relating to the history and people of the Rotorua area.

Items include rare books, historic maps and plans, local publications, records for local businesses and organisations, diaries, manuscripts, and records for the historic Bath House building. It also includes exhibition files for past Museum exhibitions and exhibition catalogues.

The Library is a general reference collection with a special focus on books and publications relating to the history and people of Te Arawa and the Rotorua district.

Visitors can access the archives and library for research purposes by appointment. Please contact:
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