Save the Lakes District Museum!
Help save the Lakes District Museum! Seismic strengthening and restoration projectOtago
The Lakes District Museum & Gallery in Arrowtown has been our district's museum for over 72 years, curating, exhibiting, storing and archiving the region's treasures and stories since 1948.
The museum has also led many campaigns to protect and save a number of our district's heritage buildings.
We have welcomed generations of students through our education programmes, and our art gallery has hosted over 150 exhibitions since this was established in 1992.
A registered charity, we are self-funding through admissions, retail sales, grants and bequests.
Many very generous volunteers and locals have contributed to the success of the museum over its 72 years of operation.
The seismic strengthening and restoration work will cost in excess of $3.5 million. Successfully completing this project is essential to the survival of the 1875 BNZ building and to the survival of our institution.
Every dollar counts and we are grateful for any donations!
The Lakes District Museum & Gallery has been protecting and preserving our stories for over 72 years.
Our 1875 BNZ building and stables require earthquake strengthening and we need to raise a daunting amount of money to avoid closure.
Use of funds
Funds raised will be spent on essential seismic strengthening, restoration and reinstating museum displays.
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Thank you everyone for your support so far. We love reading your kind messages. Please feel free to spread the word far and wide about our appeal.
We appreciate any donation: large, small or in between!
Thank you so much! We are very determined to save our precious museum.
Thank you very much for your donation!
Thank you for your very generous donation!
Thanks so much Janice - we are very determined that it will continue for a very long time!
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This page was created on 28 Feb 2020 and closes on 28 Feb 2021.