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Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery
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US$44.04*
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Historical Arrowtown Tour from Queenstown
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Arrowtown
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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 advice that you need about the best way to enjoy Arrowtown and its surrounds.
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

For a gold coin donation got to see a fantastic exhibition on indigenous people from many lands. Very informative. Interesting. Sculptor added points of interest to statues by adding items he'd been given e.g. coat whilst staying with a particular tribe. Finishes January.

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Lakes District M, Public Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so pleased that you enjoyed our current exhibition. The gallery changes quite often throughout the year and this exhibition has proven to be extremely popular.
Many thanks for the review.
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The district museum is very thorough in covering all things Arrowtown. All the crafts, baking, brewing, blacksmithing, mining, etc are all covered in this museum. It doesn't look as large outside as it really is. We were incredibly impressed with what is collected and displayed to represent this town and region from the Maori arriving through the European arrivals through the gold rush and moving into current times. Excellent artifacts. However, the most exciting thing we saw was the first exhibition of Frank Varsanyi's "Tribal Warriors" 48 Handmade heads, torsos and full life figures of the world's Tribal Warriors - Head Dresses, Weapons and Jewelry sourced from around the world. This exhibit ends 31 Jan 2018.

Thank ruthandvern
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Felicity H, Front Office Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. Frank's exhibition is amazing isn't!
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

We found this museum to be well worth the visit and highly recommend it, especially with children. It is very informative and educational on the pioneering/goldrush history of Arrowtown. Kids loved it. Allow about 90mins. Great bookshop. Very friendly staff.

Thank Renee1901
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Felicity H, Guest Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Yay! We always love hearing that our visitors of all ages enjoy the museum.
See you next time.
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Reviewed 30 December 2017

Unfortunately we arrived near closing time could have spent much longer looking around this museum. Working in a hospital I found the old operating instruments very interesting.

Thank Sarah B
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Felicity H, Guest Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

We are fortunate that those medical instruments were donated to the museum by a local Doctor. Some of them are a bit frightening aren't they!
We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

It looks tiny but there is a lot to read and see on the inside. We didn't leave enough time to do this little museum justice. Well worth the visit tho.

Thank Annalise E
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Felicity H, Public Relations Manager at Lakes District Museum & Art Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

One of the most frequent comment we get from our guests is that the museum is much bigger than expected! We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit.
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