MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier

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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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  • Learn about the great earthquake of 1931. The bottom floor of the museum contains memorabilia, photos and documents related to the earthquake of 1931. There is a 30 minute film that runs continuously ...  more »
  • We visited a year or so ago, didn't think much but decided to give it another go. I wish we hadn't. The displays are limited. The Maori area tells mostly about who provided the object, but little abou...  more »
  • The earthquake displays are amazing and there are regularly changing exhibits as well. great for a few hours!  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.