For Teachers - Welcome


History will never be the same again.Sweet shop

In historic Arrowtown the past is all around us. That's why the Lakes District Museum has established an interactive education programme designed to enrich and enhance the New Zealand curriculum.

Arrowtown is an amazing resource which allows students (and adults) to experience hands-on and interactive learning in an authentic environment. Arrowtown is a historically preserved goldmining town which allows endless opportunities for active learning, helping to bring the past to life.

All programme options are activity based, designed to suit all stages and styles of learning and all link clearly to the Social Studies Curriculum strands. All options are well supported by pre and post visit material.

Please encourage your students to visit and comment on our blog. This is a great post visit resource which will enable your students to recall their visit experiences and learning, as our dedicated Education Officer writes a blog post about each school visit. A visit to our blog is also a great way to facilitate shared learning, as it extends your learning community beyond the classroom!


Schools tend to choose similar times of the year for camps and visits, so contact us early for a booking so you don't miss out!

By working with the education officer you will be able to create the most appropriate programme to meet your all your objectives.

They said it...

"The programme was clearly targeted to the age group ... I was impressed by the variety of resources and how they were used" Year 10 teacher

"I really enjoyed the museum. It was interesting, especially the treasures and the old school. I wish we could come back each week." Year 5 student

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