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May 2012

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Wednesday, 30th May 2012

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Award winning "Art to Wear" costume - come and see it close up!  

  • Hi ThereAward winning "Art to Wear" costume - come and see it close up!

Hi there,

We are entering the colder months and while the tourist numbers are down, the museum has still
been extremely busy. The education programme has had record numbers of students through the
doors undertaking a unit on ‘gold’. Well done to Rachel Wendy and Denise.

It is the 150 th year since gold was discovered in the Wakatipu and a lot of work is going on behind the scenes to celebrate this important event. Ange English has produced a resource book for teachers on the subject and in October the museum will curate an exhibition all about gold.

The Autumn Festival Art Exhibition has just finished. The winner of the 2012 Locations Supreme Painting award was Liz Kempthorne of Clyde. At the moment we are hosting the local Art 2 Wear costumes in our art gallery.This exhibition runs until late June. These creations have to be seen up close to admire the hours of work dedicated to producing them. Thanks to Ann Bain and her gallery committee.

David Clarke


Monday, 28th May 2012



  • Welcome!Welcome!

Welcome to the Lakes District Museum's brand-spanking new website!

We hope you enjoy having a good look around and discovering all the facets of life here at our small, but very busy museum. After all - we are not just a museum, we are also an art gallery, an archives facility, a retail shop, a very busy & well stocked information centre and we also run the town's post office.

This blog will keep you updated in regards to the latest acquisitions to our collection, new arrivals in our retail and bookshop, interesting tid-bits of research we have uncovered and generally keep you up to date with the happenings around the Lakes District Museum.


Welcome to our new site

Thursday, 24th May 2012

Welcome to our new website! We hope you find it both enjoyable and informative. Please explore our Virtual tour & gallery, and get in touch if you have any thoughts or queries, we would love to hear from you!