MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier

3.7
#2 of 10 in Museums in Hawke's Bay Region
Find the cultural heart of Napier at MTG Hawke's Bay, a complex dedicated to New Zealand's artistic heritage. Catch a theatre production, or browse the museum's collections to discover a rich history of fine art, design, and performance. The cultural center's three buildings each have their own architectural appeal and distinctive aesthetic pallet. Temporary exhibits and permanent collections offer a clear and evocative narrative of the country's cultural heritage, from Maori ceremonial artifacts to contemporary design classics, as well as an extensive array of wonders from the natural world. Put MTG Hawke's Bay at the forefront of your travel plans using our Napier online visit planner .
Create an itinerary including MTG Hawke's Bay
map
Places to stay near MTG Hawke's Bay
MTG Hawke's Bay Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
231 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • Free museum. great exhibit on the earthquake in the basement. a few interactive pieces. free wifi as it adjoins the library.  more »
  • This is a lovely museum and a must when visiting Napier as it will take you through the full history of the 1931 earthquake which hit this area. Napier is such a lovely town and you will see how every...  more »
  • The MTG had 3 floors of displays. I headed down to the basement level because I wanted to visit the earthquake display. I spent about 25 minutes looking at this display which included pre and post ear...  more »
Google
  • Great museum. Make sure not to just walk through the ground floor galleries, hit the library and think you're done-there's more.uo and downstairs. The earthquake exhibition is a highlight.
  • Really disappointing. My first visit to the MTG and man an I glad it was free. Very small exhibitions crammed into a very small space. I used to enjoy going to the old museum and this was a real disappointment
  • I took my class to an education programme based around the exhibition of cubism in NZ art. The programme was excellent and my children loved their art gallery experience.
  • An interesting experience with a variety of exhibits well worth a visit. Good information on the 1931 or thereabouts earthquake.
  • A very nice museum with detailed explanations and varied collections. Very nice building too, and it's free. When in Napier don't miss this.

Plan your trip to Napier

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to MTG Hawke's Bay by other users

8 days in Napier BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, teens, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Napier BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Napier & Wellington BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Napier BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 4 days in Hawke's Bay Region BY A USER FROM HONG KONG May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Napier BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 29 days in New Zealand BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Upper Hutt, Napier & Lower Hutt BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans