MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier
(3.4/5 based on 160+ 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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  • I enjoyed looking at the WW1 exhibit and the Maori collection. The highlight for me was the exhibit about the 1931 Napier earthquake and viewing the Survivor Stories movie (on constant loop--35 minute...  more »
  • A nice little stop. Good exhibit on earthquake and while we were there an interesting feature on Lalique. A nice little museum which is very well laid out and spacious 
  • The Museum was well organised and perfect for adults and kids alike.The Survivor Stories and exhibits from the earthquake were very powerful and thought provoking. Our daughters loved doing the treasu...  more »
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  • 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.