27 Nov 2016

Rotorua's Museum closed indefinitely by quakes

From Standing Room Only, 12:50 pm on 27 November 2016

Rotorua's iconic Museum of Art and History is closed indefinitely, after damage done two weeks ago by the 7.8 quake. The Director is confident the community will rally if money need to be raised to fix the former Bath House.  Cracks appeared in pillars, walls and beams, forcing the closure of the 100 year old heritage building. It's the central oldest part of the museum that's been damaged - recent extensions have come through just fine. Museum director Stewart Brown says it will be a few days before the next step can be decided, while the latest engineers report is studied.

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