• Shaken not Stirred – Rotorua Museum Whats on Dec 2016/Jan 2017

    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.

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  • November 2016 Newsletter

    Monday, 14 November 2016

    Your monthly guide to exhibitions, events and much more this November 2016

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  • October 2016 Newsletter

    Wednesday, 5 October 2016

    With the Tulip festival her in Rotorua, October has become our month of Dutch celebration, with our two featured Dutch exhibitions and for those who didn’t know October is cheese month and were combining the two into one event.

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  • Rembrandt

    September 2016 Newsletter

    Tuesday, 30 August 2016

    Spring is in the air at Rotorua Museum and we’re going Dutch with the opening of two new exhibitions, both by Dutch-born artists, Rembrandt and Bakkenes.

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  • August 2016 Newsletter

    Friday, 29 July 2016

    Prepare to be terrified this August with Nightmare at the Museum – on for 3 nights only, and due to popular demand, new session times are now available for Sunday 7 August.

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  • July 2016 Newsletter

    Thursday, 30 June 2016

    Nightmare at the Museum is back in August 2016. When this event was last held it sold out fast – so don’t miss out – get in quick! Tickets go on sale at 9am on 4 July at Rotorua Museum reception or eventfinda.co.nz

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  • June 2016 Newsletter

    Tuesday, 31 May 2016

    This month we are celebrating Matariki – the Māori New Year. Matariki Whānau Night is an annual event in the Museum’s calendar and this year it’s shaping up to be bigger and better than ever.
    Other Matariki events include talks by Māori astronomy expert Dr Rangi Mātāmua and taonga pūoro expert, James Webster. Check out the award winning science based exhibition Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru.
    Top Art 2016 showcases some of New Zealand’s top secondary school Visual Art portfolios. On for a short time only, it’s a must see.

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  • May 2016 Newsletter

    Tuesday, 3 May 2016

    Opening on Saturday 21 May 2016 is the fascinating Sunlight – Ihi Komaru exhibition – a fun, interactive exhibition for all ages.

    Then the next day bring the kids for our Sunlight Family Day – with crafts, competitions, face painting and more.

    Balls, Bullets and Boots continues this month. If you haven’t seen the exhibition already, be sure to catch it before it closes on 29 May.

    Join rugby historian Clive Akers as he discusses the development of his e-book Balls, Bullets and Boots on which the exhibition is based.

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  • April 2016 Newsletter

    Wednesday, 23 March 2016

    April is a busy month at Rotorua Museum.
    The opening of Balls, Bullets and Boots – from rugby field to battlefield begins our ANZAC commemorations and includes an online kiosk designed to explore your personal connection with the Great War.
    With Easter only days away, the Great Rotorua Museum Easter Egg Hunt is perfectly timed, with new eggs, new clues and a chance to win great prizes!

    April means school holidays and our drop in craft activities let kids explore their creativity and engage in some early autumnal fun.
    “Creativity” is the word of the month. Get creative and design a Rotorua themed tea towel, in conjunction with Every Tea Towel Tell a Story. To be into win, entries must be received by 2 April 2016.

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  • March 2016 Newsletter

    Tuesday, 1 March 2016

    This Saturday celebrate the children in your life and enjoy a range of free activities around Rotorua. Our new Autumn season brochure has just arrived – check it out for all our new exhibitions and events in March, April and May 2016. Every Tea Towel Tells a Story is proving popular with visitors and we are starting to get some great Rotorua themed tea towel design through for the Design a Tea Towel Competition. Celebrity Chef Richard Till will judge the winners prior to his evening event at Rotorua Museum. Later in March we are looking forward to the opening of Balls, Bullets & Boots, which takes a unique look at the link between rugby and World War One.

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