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

We provide a curated selection of globally sourced furniture, art and lifestyle objects. Bonham works with individual clients, collectors, architects and interior designers to help procure and build collections that enrich both residential and commercial environments. Our physical and online galleries are at the forefront of contemporary art and design, offering our audience an inspiring, evocative and evolving exhibition programme. We partner with established and emerging artists, designers and future creative thinkers to create an engaged and inclusive community

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.


Artist's Studio and Gallery


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.