Kia ora and welcome to Rotorua Museum
Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa

Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa closed in 2016 following a seismic assessment that showed it fell well below earthquake safety standards.

The good news is that it can be fixed and a project to strengthen the building and redevelop the exhibitions is now underway. The Museum is currently scheduled to reopen towards the end of 2025. To find out more about the Museum redevelopment project click here.

To have your say about the sorts of exhibitions and experiences would like to see when the Museum reopens, take a few minutes to complete this survey.

The Rotorua Museum Education Team have developed a range of fun and educational activities for kids to do at home – check them out here.

Rotorua Museum at Dawn. Photograph by Adrian Hodge
Rotorua Museum in spring. Fullframe Photography

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