Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown

(4.8/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
Situated in the center of Arrowtown, Lakes District Museum 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. Use our Arrowtown vacation generator to arrange your visit to Lakes District Museum and other attractions in Arrowtown.
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  • Arrowtown is a huge tourist attraction town, original buildings along the high street look the part. Old gold miners houses restored and picturesque add to the charm. Don't miss the museum, housed in ...  more »
  • This was a really igrea museum. Everything was so well displayed and I found it very interesting. I highly recommend a visit.  more »
  • The museum boasted a shop, art gallery and museum. There was a small charge to visit the museum. There was an art exhibition featuring works of a Chinese artist which were large , realistic but not av...  more »