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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Lakes District Museum

We have a little museum addict so we tend to visit the local museum in most places we stay.  The Lakes District Museum is a tiny but information packed Museum in the main street of historic Arrowtown (about 20 minutes drive from Queenstown).

Housed in one of the town's original buildings, it brings yesteryear to life.

Family entry price is $16.  You can also hire gold pans and try your luck in the local river.

The Lakes District Museum is much more than a museum in the conventional sense; hence its popularity with local residents and visitors from all around the world. The museum has a strong hands-on focus, presenting an authentic picture of early Maori life and the harsh pioneering days of the European settlers and goldminers through working displays covering two floors and incorporating three historic buildings.

Our son loved this museum.  Lots of interesting information on the history of the area, including a mock school room, bakery, and lots more.  

We highly recommend you not only visit Arrowtown when you are in the area but also this lovely museum. 

Arrowtown is a very pretty little town.  Down by the river they have preserved much of the original miner's village and many of the buildings in town are original as well.  Great food, lovely stores and beautiful scenery, Arrowtown is one of our favourite places in New Zealand. 

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