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.
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown has one of the best preserved collection of goldfields heritage buildings in New Zealand.
In the 1950’s many New Zealander’s built cribs ( holiday houses) in Arrowtown and came here for their summer holidays.
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
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