The Rotorua Museum (Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa) is a local museum and art gallery located in Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, North Island, New Zealand. The museum is housed in the old Bath House building at the spa town of Rotorua, located in the Government Gardens. Rotorua Museum opened in the south wing of the Bath House in 1969; Rotorua Art Gallery opened in the north wing in 1977. In 1988, the museum and gallery combined to form the Rotorua Museum of Art and History. The museum is run by the Rotorua District Council. It has collections covering fine arts, photography, social history, and Taonga objects from the Māori culture.
Unfortunately, the earthquake on 14 November 2016 caused significant damage to the central part of the Bath House building in which Rotorua Museum is housed. The Museum is currently closed to the public while a detailed earthquake assessment is completed. Exhibitions, Events and Education programmes scheduled during this time have moved to alternative locations.
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