Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, Arrowtown

(4.7/5 based on 260+ 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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  • Excellent and informative museum in Arrowtown and v good value compared to some. Give yourself plenty of time.. 
  • Having seen the beautiful historic high street and wondered around the old Chinese settlement this museum put the history around them and much more about the town / area as well. Definitely the museum...  more »
  • Cheap to get 8NZD for senior ticket, so didn't know what to expect so pleasantly surprised and probably spent approx 1 1/2 looking round. Lots of interesting artefacts and information about the early ...  more »