We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Fantastic little museum”

Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery
Book In Advance
More Info
US$34.93*
and up
Historical Arrowtown Tour from Queenstown
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
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 advice that you need about the best way to enjoy Arrowtown and its surrounds.
Reviewed 18 November 2013

My partner and I stopped in at the museum during our day trip to Arrowtown and were completely blown away by the outstanding exhibits contained within. It is very clear to see that so much pride and care has gone into the creation of this small museum and this is reflected by the almost personal nature of the displays. Really interesting experience and a real must if you ever stop by Arrowtown!

1  Thank MattandArminda
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (301)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

234 - 238 of 301 reviews

Reviewed 10 November 2013

This museum packs a great deal into a small space. The museum exhibits are really well done and there is a lot to see. The exhibit in the art gallery when I was there was wonderful. If you have time, get the key to the old jail (gaol) and go. It's in good shape and is really interesting. Try to get better directions than I did, though as it took me a while to find it : )!

1  Thank alliswell252
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 November 2013

We visited Arrowtown on a rainy day so checked out this museum. What a treat! There is lots of local history here. there were several children visiting at the time and they were finding things to interest them as well. Having it in an old bank building just added to the atmosphere.

1  Thank maryann-ns
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 November 2013

There has been obviously considerable pride in putting this exhibition together. There is lots to take in. However, if you have children they won't be bored either as the the exhibition spaces are displayed in interesting ways. Make sure you check out the lavatory downstairs!

1  Thank holidayhighlight
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Great museum, focusing on the local history - heavy focus on mining, plenty of stuff on early steam ships on Lake Wakatipu, interesting artifacts from chinese settlers in the area, good collection of clothing, furniture and general knick-knacks from around 1890-1930s. Well worth a couple of hours when you're in Arrowtown!

Thank Luke F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery also viewed

 
Arrowtown, Otago Region
Arrowtown, Otago Region
 

Been to Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing