Nice building, but the contents didn't do much for either of us. Perhaps it'll get better. It had only just opened after a refurbishment.
This you must include in your visit. Although very busy on openung day, we were able to take in a lot. The exhibits were certainly worth viewing. Stunning building even if not really un keeping with Art Deco style.
Hello ParkieM – Thanks for visiting MTG Hawke’s Bay while you were in Napier. And well done on timing your stay in Napier with our exciting opening events. We had great feedback from the opening weekend from people who, like you, were able to learn a lot and experience the treasures of our collection and exhibitions amidst the festive atmosphere.... More
Expensive but no doubt to cover costs. Other kiwi friends disappointed but may appeal to tourists.I guess we are just so spoilt with Te Papa in Wellington. A definite must.
Hello Di, Thanks for posting a review, and for your comment that a visit to MTG Hawke’s Bay is a definite must – we agree! Hopefully your friends will find exhibitions more to their taste on their next visit, as our programme is continually changing. The entry fee is indeed to cover costs, and to bring to Hawke’s Bay a... More
Not overly exciting or interesting at all to be fair. No charge for the kids, but nothing there for them either. Lots of things hidden away behind glass with little info, and movies with no sound. For the money its a bit hollow and wouldn't go again or recommend.
Hello Orangetaniwha, We’re sorry to hear you’re not keen to recommend or visit MTG Hawke’s Bay after your first trip. Hopefully some of our exhibitions and events in the future will appeal to you more and we’ll see you here again. While our current programme focuses on a range of more adult subjects – including works from our fine arts... More
The MTG - Museum, Theatre, Gallery in Napier has just opened. It is not worth the $15 entry fee per person (no concession discount), though it is having a school holiday special of $7.50 at the moment. We were not allowed to take any photos - fair enough as far as the art gallery component is concerned but our Aussie... More
Hello Rosieterry, Thank you for taking the time to review MTG Hawke’s Bay, and for visiting. We’re sorry to hear you and your group did not enjoy your experience and will take your comments on board. Great to hear you loved the building and the MTG Century Theatre – we do too and are excited to be hosting the New... More
I was eager to experience the reopening of this museum - and was highly disappointed. The welcome was awkward - get some customer service skills, ladies!! Museum protocol?? Absolutely NO photos, no water bottles, I'm sorry, but I have been to some of the most prestigious museums in in the world and THEY were not THAT anal! And what is... More
Hello Jacqui-in-Paris, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We’re disappointed to read you did not enjoy your visit, and that there wasn’t more to interest you here at MTG Hawke’s Bay. We’re sorry you found our rules around photography and drinks to be difficult, but we take the practical and cultural necessities around this type of... More
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