MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier

3.6
#3 of 9 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. 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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  • August 6, 2017
    Excellent museum and art gallery which we thoroughly enjoyed. I am a fan of Colin McCahon so it was a treat to see several of his paintings on loan from the Auckland Art Gallery and also from private ...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    We went as a family with our 7 year old and can honestly say the museum far exceeded our expectations. The exhibition on the basement level on the 1931 earthquake was excellent. Another highlight was ...  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    I enjoyed visiting this museum. It isn't huge, but still you can spend there 2/3 hours, in a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere. The building itself is worth to be seen, with an outer wall completely c...  more »
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  • Very nice museum. Not too big but still plenty to see. The earthquake exhibition is very intense.
  • The kids and I followed a trail to find a list of items in the museum. It meant we went to each part and had to look closely to learn about the exhibits and find the things we needed.
  • Great muesem lots of different tgings too look ar and learn. Would be great to have a few more interactive exhibits. But really enjoyed it. Modern place great staff.
  • Great staff, love the artifacts and of course the knowledge and facts that you learn are priceless. The Napier Earthquake exhibition on the Basement floor is made more personal when you hear, see and read the personal accounts of Napier/Hawkes Bay Residents and how as a United Community throughout the Regions - overcame tragedy to rise and triumph adversity. The Kahungungu Maori Exhibition highlights past/future Maori Talent and Kaumatua/Artefacts within our turangawaewae , and even though I'm Whanau affiliated with my ancestors on the touch screen - I was still educated in history about them. Nice touch with the personal message korowai too! Diwali Exhibition is Amazing!! Must see. I Highly recommend the MTG for a Family outing, the Drop Zone is kiddie friendly full of activities for interaction between Adults & Children, Group tours and us Locals too.
  • Very fascinating. Friendly and informational staff who are passionate about their work. They're always updating and changing their collection as well.

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pier boasts a range of accommodations, most located on the tip of land that ends at the Port of pier. From boutique Art Deco hotels and rental apartments to backpacker hostels, the central district offers options for many tastes and price ranges. With the city's buildings so attractive, a sea view may not be as much of a deal-breaker as it is elsewhere. Farther out of town, you can choose from an array of more economical motels, or at a campsite.
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