Located in the Cadman Bathhouse, Domain, Te Aroha, the Museum houses many displays on the history of Te Aroha and surrounding area.

Opened in 1898, the Cadman Bath House was the first building commissioned especially for tourists - so has been called "The birth place of tourism in New Zealand".

The Museum is home to a diverse collection of local artefacts, films and archives on Gold Mining, Farming and the Spa history, show what life was like for those brave and hardy pioneers and the generations who have followed.

The buildings in the domain form the only complete Victorian/Edwardian Domain in New Zealand.

Open daily, except Christmas Day and Good Friday,

Museum hours are:

Summer - Labour weekend to Easter 11am - 4pm

Winter - Easter tto Labour weekend 12 noon - 3pm

Admission: Adults: $5, Children: 5-16 years $2, Family: $14 2 adults up to 4 children

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$5 (Adult)
(January 1 - January 1)
$2 (Child, 15 and under))


Business Hours
Daily, 11am - 4pm Summer, 12 - 3 Winter
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
45 minutes from Hamilton Airport
Proximity To Town
Walking distance from the town clock


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