A very educational museum about a super exciting culture that differs from other cultures. A lot to see and we also saw a highly appreciated dance show with Maorier. Very nice museum! //Mats Samaras, Stockholm, Sweden
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C ( 2013 ) This museum was not big, but very beautiful. When visit some area, must visit local museum for knowing about there's culture, I think. Good museum.
Unfortunately, due to the November 2016 earthquake, the museum was being renovated, so I did not get to see the interior of the building, but it has such a gorgeous exterior. From its apex to the detailing of its windows and color, I am sure...More
I visited this wonderful, homey museum when I was in NZ in 1999. I really enjoyed how they presented the story of how the Maoris found their way to NZ. Also, I liked seeing the set up for the former spa. I was very disappointed...More
Went by to find fencing up and signs stating Museum Closed. Apparently the building suffered some structural damage from an earthquake that occurred some distance away. The building is no longer accessible until this is fixed. It could be quite some time. Double check online...More
The buildings themselves are magnificent, and were once the seat of government, when Rotorua was the capital, not Wellington. However, there was a fairly recent earthquake (November 2016 I think) that has left the building being fully assessed for safety, and any movement related damage....More
The building and gardens are absolutely magnificent and they have a great little café with superb service. There was an amazing exhibit about the Maori fighting in World War 1. The architecture alone is worth a visit!
we saw the Da Vinci exhibition, which was fascinating. It was well set out and getting a hands-on experience was great. (This museum could do with better heating, though: I felt quite sorry for the staff who were wearing warm coats already and it was...More