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Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa

Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa is housed in the magnificent Bath House building situated in beautiful Government Gardens. The Bath House, constructed as a therapeutic spa in 1908, is listed as a Category 1 Historic Building and is believed to be the most photographed building in New Zealand. The building closed to the public in November 2016 to undertake seismic assessment and strengthening.

Images displayed on this site are not to be copied, reproduced, transmitted or publicly displayed without the express written permission of Rotorua Museum except when used for education, review or criticism, private study or research in accordance with the New Zealand Copyright Act 1994.

Images of Maori and taonga on this website are of spiritual and cultural importance to Te Arawa and other iwi depicted. We ask that these images are treated with respect.

Collection Type
Art, Historic Site, History, Natural History, Taonga Maori, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag, Rotorua
Telephone number icon64-7-350 1814
Web address iconhttp://www.rotoruamuseum.co.nz
Email address iconcat.jehly@rotorualc.nz
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Visitor Information
Physical address iconOruawhata, Rotorua, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconCurrently closed for seismic strengthening.

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Health - Scrapbook; Norma Evans; 1938; 2010.5.44
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Dish; Grimwades; 1900-1930s; 1984.73.2Bath House souvenir ware candlestand; Unknown; Unknown; 2005.120Souvenir cup and saucer with image of Whakarewarewa at front of cup; Thomas; Unknown; 2005.56.9Souvenir-ware teapot; Unknown; Unknown; 2005.74Souvenir Vase; Royal Stafford; Unknown; 2005.56.6
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Guides Sophia and Maggie Papakura at Nuku Te Apiapi, Le Grice, Edward, GP-162Maggie Papakura on porch of 'Rauru' house., Iles, Arthur, Circa 1904, CP-182Guide Sophia and group, in front of Wahiao, Whakarewarewa, Circa 1905, CP-1665Guide Georgina at Wahiao house, Searle, Ronald J., OP-221Royal visit 1927 in Fenton street outside Grand Hotel, 1927, CP-2622

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