Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa help

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. Visitors can explore this beautiful building and experience a range of art and history exhibitions along the way.

You can follow the story of the famous Pink and White Terraces and the disastrous eruption of Mount Tarawera that destroyed them. The story of the Te Arawa people told through some of their magnificent taonga (treasure) is also a must see'.

Our 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.

Our 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.

Contact Details

Private Bag, Rotorua

64-7-350 1814

Visitor Information

Oruawhata, Rotorua

Open Daily (except Christmas Day) Summer: 9.00am – 8.00pm (Occasionally during summer the museum will close at 6pm for private functions) Winter: 9.00am – 5.00pm

An admission charge applies.


 Wheelchair access


 Reference library



 Function space

 Guided tour

 Public programmes

 Membership club


Other Facilities

Lecture hall / Museum brochures / tourist brochures
-38.13646 176.25844 16 Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga O Te Arawa
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