• What’s on with Rotorua Museum: May – June 2017

    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.

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  • What’s On with Rotorua Museum – March-April 2017

    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!

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  • 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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