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“Great little museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery

Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery
49 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown, New Zealand
+64 3 442 1824
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Ranked #3 of 16 Attractions in Arrowtown
Type: Museums
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Owner description: The Lakes District Museum is situated in the heart of picturesque Arrowtown. The museum houses a fantastic collection of artifacts and information about the history of this gorgeous district. Suitable for all ages, the museum is fun for all ages as we take a 'hands-on' approach to our displays. Take a wander around and don't forget to peek into all of the nooks and crannies so that you don't miss anything! The museum is also the Information Centre for Arrowtown and we can help you with any advise that you need about the best way to enjoy Arrowtown and its surrounds.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Great little museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Not your typical museum with only display cabinets - instead it had the right combination of displays and "rooms" created back in time. Well done.

Visited March 2014
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LakesDistrictMuseum, Front Office Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this review, May 10, 2014
Thanks for your lovely comment - we have tried to keep it interesting and not too 'things in glass boxes'!
J
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Hinckley, United Kingdom
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“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit. It has lots of exhibits from the old gold mining days of the area. The downstairs exhibition is particularly good, with a small village re-created. (Take care when you open the toilet door).
What makes it particularly interesting are the old photos of the inhabitants, which links in nicely with the Chinese village that you will also find in the town. That is also worth a visit

Visited March 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Well worth the admission fee!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This was a great little museum. We worked our way through at a leisurely pace in about 1.5 hours. There is an admission fee of $8 per adult, but I felt it was well worth the price.

Visited March 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“More, much more than it seems on first viewing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The downstairs area is much MUCH bigger than upstairs.
A lot fascinating exhibits and interesting articles - loved how it's laid out downstairs, makes for a much more interesting walk around

Visited March 2014
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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“MnJ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great little museum, excellently presented with lots of interesting information. Gives great overall view of the early days of gold mining and Arrowtown

Visited February 2014
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