MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
3.4/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to MTG Hawke's Bay by using our Napier itinerary planner.
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  • We visited only long enough to watch the film with the reminiscences of those who were yiung at the time of the quake and to see the exhibition that goes with it. There is much more to see but what we...  read more »
  • A sleek, modern space with a huge variety of exhibits. Worth a walk around and if you have the courage - go and see the Napier Earthquake room downstairs. Very moving. We agreed that the earthquake ro...  read more »
  • An excellently presented museum that beautifully tells the stories of its region. Just the right amount of information is provided - i.e. you are not overloaded with text but you get a clear sense of ...  read more »
  • Great theatre space. Shame it doesn't get used much because it's an awesome area. Comfy theatre seats and teched out. Always enjoy the nz international film festival in here.
  • Great museum, a really interesting insight into the Napier earthquake on the basement level. Lots of other exibits in the art levels etc. $10 for a grown up. Cheers!
  • Nice museum for everyone. Interesting artifacts are there. Good experience.
  • What an amazing place... The Earthquake exhibition is fantastic, if not a bit harrowing
  • Great to look through with some very nice pieces. If you've got the time and an eye for art & history then make the stop here.
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