Lakes District Museum

The award winning Lakes District Museum is set in the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown and presents an authentic picture of early life in the Wakatipu District. Displays portray pre- European Maori, European settlement and the exciting goldrush era of the mid 1800's. The museum has an attached gallery showing changing art and history related exhibitions.An excellent bookshop/giftshop is also attached. The museum is Arrowtown's information and booking centre and also has an internet kiosk. Information in our research centre is available by appointment. The museum also operates the Arrowtown Post Office.

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Contact Us

Physical Address

49 Buckingham Street
Arrowtown 9302 9302
New Zealand


$3 – $10NZD

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Saturday 8:30AM – 5:00PM
Sunday 8:30AM – 5:00PM

Months of Operation

  • Jan - Dec


  • Guided tours of the museum are available if booked in advance.
    Guided tours are subject to availability.

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