Hands on History

Art Gallery - What's On?

The Lakes District Museum and Gallery's special exhibition gallery hosts a variety of excellent quality art and historical exhibitions. Space in the gallery can be booked and is highly sought after.

  Now Showing in the gallery:


until 21st July

Winterstellar : Celebrating Aotearoa New Zealand's dark Skies

Alongside the Winterstellar Trust we are be celebrating the world renowned dark skies of Otago through night sky photography, astrophotography and astrovideography.


1st August - 25th August 2024

Showing Off - Wakatipu High School

Wakatipu High School's senior art students 'showing off' their best works.


29th August - 29th September 2024

Queenstown Photography Club

"Our World - through the lens"

Proudly sponsored by

An exhibition of recent images from local professional and amateur photographers.

Come along and vote for your favourite image to win the coveted People's Choice Award!


3rd October - 10th November 2024 


A collective of artists from around Central Otago exhibiting in an variety of mediums.