Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown

4.5
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. Plan your Lakes District Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Arrowtown using our Arrowtown trip builder site .
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  • Initially wondered about the entry fee but believe it well worth the price. An excellent collection of historical memorabilia specific to the era and area.  more »
  • This is a great place to visit; showing so much of the history of the region. It is set in an old bank. It was 10$ admission, but definitely worth it. Really good place; which I would recommend.  more »
  • Decided to drop by the info centre which as interesting but museum needed entrance fee of 10$ per adult. Decided to go for gold panning but no luck haha. Did that for half an hr and got bored.  more »
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  • Fantastic place, definitely worth the $10 entry fee with two whole floors of treasures and life sized displays to investigate. Such rich history and a fascinating collection which really provides great insight into the lives of people at the time.
  • Small and interesting, with lots of history but needs audio guide for those who cannot read English
  • A very well displayed set of the early days gold prospectors in the region
  • Well layed out nice displays of history
  • Very informative. Do try to sieve gold sands in nearby river. Good luck!

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