Rotorua Museum

Rotorua museum is CLOSED for repairs. For more information click here. Exhibitions and Events scheduled during this time has been moved to alternate locations, please check exhibition and events on the website.

Where great stories begin

The award-winning Rotorua Museum is a department of Rotorua Lakes Council.

The Museum acts as guardian of local treasures and provides free educational opportunities for students. Visitors can enjoy a range of permanent exhibitions, as well as a comprehensive programme of art exhibitions, touring shows and events.

The Museum attracts more than 100 000 visitors each year. To find out more about the Rotorua Museum or want to be updated visit The Rotorua Museum website or follow our facebook, twitter and youtube channels.


  • Taonga Maori - spiritually and historically significant treasures of Te Arawa.
  • Fine Arts - important early graphic images of New Zealand, historic and contemporary artworks,
    sculpture, ceramics and craft.
  • Photographic - Over 70 000 images depicting Rotorua's rich past.
  • Social History - items relating to the Rotorua area since European settlement.
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