Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, Arrowtown

4.5
Situated in the center of Arrowtown, Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery showcases the town's pioneering history, regional art work, and more. Learn about the Lake District's past through interactive and hands-on displays. Discover early Maori life and Arrowtown's gold-mining era in the history museum, or try your luck panning for the precious metal in the Arrow River. Head to the gallery to view impressive local art (fall visitors shouldn't miss the annual Autumn Festival Art Exhibition). The museum complex offers a guided tour of its buildings as well as the historical town center, and boasts a delightful souvenir shop. You can even stop into its working post office, built in 1915. Plan your Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery visit and explore what else you can see and do in Arrowtown using our Arrowtown trip builder site.
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  • We always stop by this museum when we visit Arrowtown. We like the shop, where we always find some interesting books or other material. There is also an art gallery, which had some gorgeous photos on....  more »
  • Great museum, heaps to see, very informative, worth the visit!! Art exhibition on at the moment that is worth a look too.  more »
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  • The town itself is very beautiful. Situated on the bank of arrow river and mountains clad in pine trees. The museum is nicely maintained with informative displays of things dating back to the arrival of settlers in New Zealand. They have displays of things used in maritime, mining, currency notes of New Zealand, artistic things like musical instruments and paintings. They even have displays of fossils found in New Zealand of various birds and animals, which are now extinct. They have souvenirs shop and a cafe there for the tourists. It's a nice museum and nice little town to see.👌🏼👍🏻
  • Such a beautiful museum, very interactive as well. Cheap and definitely worth the price. Learnt a lot of things about NZ culture. Definitely a must see!

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