MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier

(3.4/5 based on 170+ 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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  • This museum has a very good exhibition on the earthquake that struck Napier in the early 1900's, devastating the town. The other exhibits and information provided in relation to the history of the Haw...  more »
  • This is a great place to get a full picture of the history and development of the area, so much to see and all very well displayed.  more »
  • I was really impressed with this place. I had been previously to the Napier prison and got charged 20 dollars for not very much. This place, I felt was the complete opposite. There were 4-5 small exhi...  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.