Lakes District Museum

Open Daily 8:30am - 5pm

  • Arrowtown Information Centre

    If you want to find out what to do in Arrowtown while you are here - we can help!

    Come and see us for maps and information about what to do in Arrowtown.

    Try your luck gold panning in the Arrow River.

    We are not only the Arrowtown museum, we are the museum for the whole Queenstown Lakes District!


    Certificate of Excellence 2022

  • Bayleys Autumn Festival Art Exhibition 2023

    The entry form for our 2023 exhibition can be downloaded HERE

    Always a highlight of the year, we welcome entries from around the country in a variety of mediums.

    Opening night is Friday 21st April 2023 at 7.30pm. Tickets are $10 at the door - includes your first drink and nibbles.

    The exhibition runs until Sunday 21st May 2023.

    Visit the Museum in Arrowtown

    The top thing to do in Arrowtown for locals and visitors alike, our museum in Arrowtown is packed full of intriguing information revealing the early social and cultural history of the Whakatipu region. 

    We have gold pans for hire so you have try your luck at the Arrow River.

    We also have an art gallery that features works from talented local artists.

    We are also the Information Centre in Arrowtown so we can help you with walking and biking maps and we love to share our great local knowledge. Ask us anything!

    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!


  • Museum opening hours

    The museum is open every day from 9am - 5pm.


    Arrowtown Post Office opening hours:

    Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm


    In our gallery...

    Purely Pastel

    Pastel Artists of New Zealand's National Exhibition

    10th March - 14th April 2023