Arts & Culture

A first class museum, galleries, and Boutique Cinema.

The first rate Lakes District Museum and Art Gallery has wonderful gold town section. Private galleries are found in town and nearby. Dorothy Brown’s boutique cinema is a stunner.

Astor Bristed

Astor Bristed is a contemporary art gallery in Arrowtown. Established in 2019 in a tiny loft, it has recently expanded into a spacious new gallery on the main street.

Bonham Art & Design

Bonham Art & Design features globally sourced furniture, art and lifestyle objects at the forefront of contemporary art and design.

Dorothy Browns cinema, bar & bookstore

Dorothy Browns is a luxurious boutique cinema showing a selection of contemporary and arthouse films. Our main cinema is beautifully designed with Chinese silk ceiling, chandeliers and seriously spacious seats.


A rare experience in Arrowtown. Visit a contemporary studio/gallery where you can meet the artist and view and buy her works.

Lakes District Museum

The Lakes District Museum is appropriately set in the former Bank of New Zealand building on Buckingham Street, Arrowtown. Displays depict an authentic picture pre-European Maori and gold mining history.