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Take A Peek Inside the Rotorua Musuem

The impressive gates greet you as you enter the famous Government Gardens in Rotorua. In the middle of this incredible flower gardens, tourists are often awestruck to see the massive, iconic Rotorua Museum. It has been carefully preserved over the years. However the astonishing structure contains even more amazing stories that depict the history of Rotorua.

Rotorua Government Gardens

The Rotorua Museum isn't like any other.  It showcases prized Maori structures and art work along with contemporary work of some of New Zealand's best artists. 

Rotorua Museum

Many guests would recommend watching the 20 minute show - a realistic, historical account of the destructive explosion of Mt Tarawera in 1886.

The Museum's administrators have opened the basement for an actual view of the pipeworks of this building. 

Rotorua Museum

Found mounted on one of the walls of the Museum:

The Bath House Story

The Bath House, which today houses Rotorua museum of Art and History, Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa, was once a spa offering a variety of therapeutic treatments.

The building was the New Zealand Government's first major investment in the tourism industry and was touted as the "Great South Seas Spa".

Hot mineral water from nearby thermal springs was piped to private bathrooms. There were also a number of deep pools, mud baths, and a variety of state-of-the-art electrical therapies...

Posted: Monday 12 October 2015