Be sure to get out and support your amazing local museum activities this Sunday.
From 10am to 2pm on Sunday 31 May the museum shop has a great range of books on sale from children's, local history, pictorial, natural history, geology, fiction, and much more. The bookshop specialises in local and New Zealand authors ... come along and browse... you'll be sure to find something special as you visit our engaging museum bookshop.
Once you've picked up some great reading pop into the gallery to shop for local artisan goods. The museum staff have invited local artisans to sell their amazing goods in a one-off market. It's a great way to support our creative artists and enjoy this small community event.
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All social distancing needs will be met so come and escape and Shop Local.
The first jail in Arrowtown was simply a log. You were chained up to it. The later stone jail still exists and is in Cardigan Street. It is New Zealand’s 4th oldest jail.
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing towns in New Zealand:
Arrowtown was originally known as Fox’s. named after William Fox an early gold discoverer. Then it was known as The Arrow and later Arrowtown.
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
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