Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, Arrowtown
(4.7/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web)
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. Use our Arrowtown vacation generator to arrange your visit to Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery and other attractions in Arrowtown.
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  • This is a most well designed and comprehensive multi-level museum for a small town. Its replicas included a schoolroom, smithy, goldfields pub, details of gold workings. Fascinating displays of equipm...  more »
  • What a great little museum! Arrowtown has such a colourful history so a visit to the Arrowtown Museum is worth while. Take your time to wander through. 
  • We came to Arrowtown almost by mistake and wondered into the museum, I thought it was a little pricy because it seemed so small but after entering I realized how awesome it was! Its very educational a...  more »