Lakes District Museum & Gallery

Museum in Arrowtown

Exhibits cover the gold-rush era and the early days of Chinese settlement around Arrowtown. Kids are kept engaged by the likes of an 'Odd One Out' game that they can play as you wander the exhibits. You can also hire pans ($3) to try your luck panning for gold on the Arrow River; you're more likely to find some traces if you head away from the town centre. There's a good gift shop, too.