Lakes District Museum

Open Daily 8:30am - 5pm

  • Information Centre

    Information Centre

    For all your inquires regarding activities, accommodation and general information, our friendly staff are here to assist you. Pop in on your visit or email us to assist you before you arrive in Arrowtown... read more


    Certificate of Excellence 2021

  • Education Programme

    If you are interested in finding out more about our amazing education programme, head over to 

    Hands on History in Arrowtown for more information!


    Visit the Museum

    Built around three historic buildings, our museum is packed full of intriguing information revealing the early social and cultural history of the Wakatipu region.  Don’t forget to hire a gold pan and experience prospecting the Arrow River yourself... read more

  • What's New?

    Museum opening hours are:

    Open every day from 10am - 4pm.

    Arrowtown Post Office opening hours:

    Monday - Friday 10am - 2pm


    In our gallery now...


    Winterstellar 2022

    Celebrating Otago's night skies with an exhibition of astrophotography

    and videography.

    23 July - 31 August

    Join Professor Brian Boyle for a talk about

    The Dark Side of the Universe 

    Friday 5th August at 6pm at the museum.

    Tickets are available from the museum or email

    Adults $25

    Children $5

    (Includes refreshments)