Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, Arrowtown
(4.7/5 based on 240+ 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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  • The exhibits and stories offered by this museum were of high quality! It was a fascinating experience to journey back in time, into the work and personal lives of the early settlers of Arrowtown, then...  more »
  • Our host at the local B&B urged us to visit this museum, and it was wonderful. We strolled through room after room, after room, each filled with posters, momentos, videos of days gone by during the Go...  more »
  • we did not have a lot of time to look through the museum. it is full of interesting information and artifacts. Gives you a good understanding of the towns history if you are visiting Arrowtown make so...  more »