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The museum presents the history of the district through thousands of artifacts and extensive displays of historic photos. The collection includes pieces relating to early Maori relics, gold mining days, early settlers, business and development, the Domain and the town's rich spa history through which the story of Te Aroha, the district and its people is told. The Museum's home is the Cadman Bath House sitting splendidly at the top of the Domain. Along with the other buildings at its side, it forms the only complete Edwardian Domain remaining in New Zealand. The Bath House opened in 1898 and was the first building commissioned especially for tourists - Te Aroha is hailed as 'the birth place of tourism in New Zealand.' We can arrange for visitors to be able to be dropped off at the door upon request.


  • Paid attraction
  • Arts and culture

Accessible features

  • Accessible walkways
  • Accessible toilets
  • Mobility parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • Portable seating
  • Spacious areas
  • Staff and volunteer support

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