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.

Arrowtown Gallery

The Arrowtown Gallery has a diverse range of work from local artists including Peter Beadle and Russ McLean.

Arrowtown School Of Russian Ballet And Creative Arts

Ballet school providing a range of dance styles for all ages and experience. We also offer Variety Entertainment Shows for corporate events.

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.

Old Fashioned Costume Photography

Visit our studio and have your photograph taken in Victorian Costume. We have a huge collection of costumes and props to suit all ages and sizes, quick and easy plus loads of fun. Fantastic photographs ready on the spot.