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Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery

49 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1824
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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 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 advice that you need about the best way to enjoy Arrowtown and its surrounds.
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49 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown 9302, New Zealand

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Reviewed February 9, 2017

This is a fabulous museum for a town of its size. It mostly covers the early days of the town. Not much on the Maori.

Thank 65BRG
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Excellent and informative museum in Arrowtown and v good value compared to some. Give yourself plenty of time..

Thank Joy A
LakesDistrictMuseum, Front Office Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

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

Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

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 is a bigger than you think. I spent a happy half...More

Thank E8887TZmartinp
LakesDistrictMuseum, Front Office Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

Thank you for your review. We need to charge an entry fee as we are not a government funded museum. We are a Charitable Trust and apart from a few grants (which we are very grateful for!) we are a self funding museum. We are...More

Reviewed February 1, 2017

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 pioneers. Especially like the stories about the women who made successful lives...More

Thank GandalphCoventry
Reviewed January 28, 2017

A very interesting and well laid out museum, lots of interesting information. I could of stayed longer if it wasnt for my two young children wanting to leave. We also hired pans to go gold digging and that kept the kids entertained for a good...More

Thank NZBird
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Really well presented museum. $10 entrance is well worth it. Lots of exhibits and local information. Great for all ages. Recommend

Thank Jill M
Reviewed January 25, 2017

This was a really and interestingly set up museum, a little pricey to enter but worth it I thought after going through.I would definitely recommend checking it out if you have some time to spend there.

Thank Travellingkavs
Reviewed January 24, 2017

I think tis is my third time to Arrowtown and each time there is always something I have missed. But visiting the museum in Arrowtown seems to be something that you can do over and over and learn something new. But if I remember correctly,...More

Thank pretblueye
LakesDistrictMuseum, Front Office Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2017

Thank you for your thoughtful review of our museum. We appreciate you taking the time and are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit here. See you next time! J

Reviewed January 24, 2017

What a great museum with interesting bits and pieces for all ages to enjoy. Great history of the area and displays were super.

Thank Vicki T
Reviewed January 23, 2017

This place is amazing! Multi levels, historic installations replicating a village street, businesses, houses. So much memorabilia, photos, information. We didn't have long enough to cover it all comprehensively and were disappointed. Great gift shop as well.

Thank Suzi R
LakesDistrictMuseum, Front Office Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2017

Thank you! The most common feedback we receive is that the museum is so much bigger than it looks from the street. Hopefully you can visit again one day and spend longer with us. J

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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
February 20, 2015|
Response from LakesDistrictMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, The Connectabus takes about 25 minutes from Queenstown if you take the route that travels via Arthurs Point. This bus leaves Queenstown at 7.35am, 10.35am, 1.05pm, 5.20pm, 7.05pm and9.35pm. Coma and see us and we will... More