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Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery

Closed Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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An absolute gem !

Beautifully curated to a big city, world class museum standard. Rich and colourful local history... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
peterbJ2738MM
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Calgary, Canada
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Very helpful with directions (though no personal experience)

This is Arrowtown so we just h ad to go gold panning. Hiring pans from this museum, the ladies on... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
readysteadyteddy
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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...more
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49 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautifully curated to a big city, world class museum standard. Rich and colourful local history presented with an admirable, balanced narrative. Exceptional galleries with clear signage and descriptive panels. Many artifacts displayed in a period authentic setting. Suggest you go first thing or last thing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is Arrowtown so we just h ad to go gold panning. Hiring pans from this museum, the ladies on the information desk were able to tell us where to try and where not to go and offer a leaflet with instructions on how to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank readysteadyteddy
LakesDistrictMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We must get our newer staff members down to the river! There is still gold to be found but when the water is cold and time is limited it's never easy. The alluvial gold that is still in the river is found in very small...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Really good museum explaining the growth of the town and the local gold mining industry. Interesting displays and artefacts.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MadalynH7
Reviewed 6 days ago

A museum describing the history of the area with many artefacts well laid out and accessible. Very helpful staff. A good experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve W
LakesDistrictMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. J

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant collection of artefacts well put together in various displays. History of gold mining in the area and the recreations of old shops and businesses give a real sense of how people lived in the past. There were some activities aimed at young children too....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank feejay2018
LakesDistrictMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for such a great review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. J

Reviewed 1 week ago

I coild have spent hours here: the exhibits were well laid out with clear explanations. Very user-friendly and so interesting. Heartily recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jan P
LakesDistrictMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much! See you next time. J

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There was a husband wife couple who had a display of art work up which was very unusual which I had never seen before each piece took months to do . It was done with a very fine black pen and some had gold leave...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 321sandrad
LakesDistrictMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We have Kate and Luigi Agnelli from Arezzo in Italy in our gallery until the end of January. They create wonderful art together don't they! J

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Great museum well worth a visit at $10 for adult.Spent a couple of hours there very interesting.Some great displays downstairs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MikeGlobal
Reviewed October 28, 2018

an extremely well put together collection I particularly liked the bearded man sitting in the sunny the school room was a blast from the past

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Judith M
Reviewed October 27, 2018

If you want to have a feel for the history of Arrowtown then this museum is a must do . Plenty of exhibits and do go downstairs to experience a mock up of the main establishments of the old town - the old school house,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LakesDistrictMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the lovely review. We always have an activity of two for kids to help them engage and explore the museum properly! J

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KellyAKK
October 22, 2018|
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Response from Lisa V | Reviewed this property |
I would allow a couple of hours.
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KellyAKK
October 22, 2018|
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Response from Bi-coaster | Reviewed this property |
I’d say an hour would do nicely. And do go downstairs!
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YauYau
May 19, 2016|
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Response from LakesDistrictMuseum | Property representative |
Hi Yauyau, I apologise for not responding to your question! Yes, we operate the Arrowtown Post Office but just the retail side of things. The mail is collected by a New Zealand Post employee and they take over the logistics... More
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