For Teachers - Welcome


What's new:

Online classes - we'll take your students on a 50min tour of the museum, Arrowtown and the Chinese Settlement (other options available) - Enquire now!

Outreach Programmes - we'll bring the museum to your school - whatever your focus we can create a programme for you!

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 cross-curricula 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 Curriculum strands. All options are well supported by pre and post visit material.

Please use our website for pre and post-visit resources to reinforce learning around your museum trip.

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

“Miss Grey - they were horrified, and loved it at the same time! Such an awesome experience. The children's loved the gold panning - hands on.. and the thrill of finding gold - their favourite part!” Primary Teacher

“Being out side and doing things and there was no wasting time” Year 7 student

“Everything - from the information provided prior to our field trip, the visit itself, and the follow up information. Kelly and Wendy were organised, positive, and knowledgeable. It truly was an excellent programme that met our specific needs.” Primary Teacher

“It was fun because we got to do the activity's rather than just hear about them” Year 5 student