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Art Deco Trust

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Address: 7 Tennyson St, Deco Centre | corner with Hershell street, Napier, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 6-835 0022
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The Art Deco Centre is your gateway to Napier's heritage and a visit to...

The Art Deco Centre is your gateway to Napier's heritage and a visit to this city isn't complete without learning about the devastating earthquake of 1931 and the remarkable rebuild that was completed in just 22 months.Visit us for information on guided walks, minibus and vintage car tours and to view a fascinating short film on the 1931 earthquake. The store is filled with uniquely Napier gifts and souvenirs, as well as Art Deco style hats, jewellery, retro children's toys and so much more.Make the Art Deco Centre your first port of call on your next visit to Napier.

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Did a guided walking tour round the city arranged via the Art Deco Trust. Loved this tour! Well worth the money. The amount of information given by an incredibly knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Did a guided walking tour round the city arranged via the Art Deco Trust. Loved this tour! Well worth the money. The amount of information given by an incredibly knowledgeable tour guide was staggering. This is a 'must do' when in Napier. Very reasonably priced.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the 2 hour afternoon walking tour of Napier led by our guide Sue. It was excellent and good value for money. The tour opened our eyes to the architecture in Napier and the various styles. It brought to life the reconstruction of Napier in 1932. Our guide Sue was very knowledgable and at the end we had a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I didn't do the walking tour - I did the Hooters vintage car tour of the town instead as I was ill and couldn't walk much But I did drop into the store to have a look at what was on sale and while some of it is just the usual vintage art deco knock-off memorabilia, the quality seemed to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We did the art decor tour via the trust and found our guide informative, approachable and friendly. She took the time to answer questions and had a great knowledge of the history of Napier. The movie and refreshments at the end of the tour were a great finishing touch

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

As an architect,I would say I was like a little kid free in a lolly shop ......what a wonderful atmosphere in the Art Deco Trust Building and all around town.Fantastic atmosphere and a credit to the local people for making Napier a great destination.We are returning to Napier and NZ next year for a longer visit! Many thanks,..Napier take a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was an unexpected delight. The Art Deco history of Napier - post earthquake - is interesting. Take the one hour tour. And hope you get Shona! A gentlemen should never guess a lady's age but it would not be inappropriate to suggest she has the benefit of considerable years of experience. She was informative and passionate about her town... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Art Deco Trust and Centre are really tremendous assets to keep the Art Deco spirit alive in Napier. The town is rated as the second most important site for Art Deco buildings in the world. The trust runs tours as well as a shop where you can watch a movie presentation. Well worth a visit. It’s in the main... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling in a 1930's vintage car defiantly took me back in time to the Art Deco Era and my guide Cherrie enthralled me with her wealth of knowledge of Napier and the Art Deco architecture. A tour not to be missed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taken on a city tour to view the local interpretation used in the rebuilding of the city in the 1930s. The local volunteer have a good knowledge of the various styles and the tour does include visits into some of the buildings. A film show in the Art Deco Cnetre is can be seen about the earthquake

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the two-hour walking tour of Art Deco buildings in Napier. It was conducted by an extremely knowledgable guide, who explained the history and unique style of the buildings and the town. I thoroughly recommend it.

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