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Future proofing

Updated: Mar 7, 2019


Rotorua Museum’s historic Bath House is inching closer to its $15 million make-over.


DPA Architects have been tapped to carry out design work for the restoration, which was made necessary by the Kaikoura earthquakes in 2016. Rotorua Lakes Council’s Arts and Culture manager Stewart Brown says local firm Carling Architects will also be involved.


Artist's impression of the Museum cafe concept design. DPA Architects

Precious artifacts have been moved into storage with iwi, Te Papa and Auckland Museum for safe keeping. Work will begin next July. The museum plans to reopen in 2021.

Gallery de-install in progress. Photo courtesy of Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa