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MTG Hawke's Bay

Tai Ahuriri, 1 Tennyson Street, Napier, New Zealand
+64 6-835 7781
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This Museum located in the heart of Napier focuses on the catastrophic 1931 earthquake of Hawke’s... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GreenThumb331
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Manila, Philippines
Well worth a visit !!

We came through here not knowing what to expect but it was so well done and so informative... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
L0veT0Tr4vel
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Auckland, New Zealand
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MTG Hawke's Bay is at home in the heart of Napier forming the cultural centre of this stylish city for over 150 years. MTG Hawke's Bay is a place where people, objects and ideas meet. MTG inhabits three buildings of distinct character - an art deco masterpiece, a modernist gem and a light-filled gallery that looks out across the magnificent Hawke Bay. MTG Hawke's Bay is home to a nationally significant collection of art and objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions and a world-class research facility. The MTG Theatre hosts a lively programme of film and performing arts. MTG Hawke's Bay uses its collection to tell the stories of New Zealand with assurance and style. This is the place to get a fresh perspective on the stories you know including the 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake. Here too the art that adorns our walls and the objects that fill our homes come together alongside precious photographs and documents to creatively illustrate the life stories of successive generations of New Zealanders. Visit our fabulous little shop selling a range of MTG publications and merchandise inspired by the magic of the Museum collections. MTG Hawke's Bay welcomes visitors from all over the world to share in the complex and fascinating history of New Zealand through the lens of a distinct and characterful region.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Tai Ahuriri, 1 Tennyson Street, Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This Museum located in the heart of Napier focuses on the catastrophic 1931 earthquake of Hawke’s bay. Scenes from the ruined city are depicted on the lower level of the museum. The photos and videos were somewhat depressing for a tourist. The upper floor has...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came through here not knowing what to expect but it was so well done and so informative. Everyone has heard of the Napier Earthquake but until you are faced with the pictures and details you don't appreciate how big and devastating it was, and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a couple of free hours and decided to check out the earthquake display at the MTG Hawkes Bay.Well worth the visit some amazing photos and displays .You must listen to some of the survivors accounts of the day the earthquake struck.

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Reviewed 1 July 2018

This museum is a wonderful regional museum which tells great stories of national relevance with a Napier/Hawkes Bay bent. The earthquake gallery is a highlight, telling the poignant stories with tact and respect. Takes about 2/3 hours to do the whole museum but is totally...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Shared with library and museum, and with a good auditorium for concerts and functions, this is a well loved facility

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

The MTG has a wonderful place for for a history lesson on thr big earthquake of 193. It was amazing that more people were not killed during the quake. The second floor has Maori history, the third floor has art from various people. When we...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We called to especially visit the 1931 Napier earthquake displays. Very well laid out and plenty of information to read and take in. We especially liked the videos stories made some years ago by people we had experienced the earthquake. The earthquake was 87 years...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

The Museum was excellent. Not large but packed with so much memorabilia and history on Napier. Not to be missed.

Thank 55Foodie
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Admittedly we haven't been here for a very long time. But we came expecting more. Ten years ago we had a lovely little museum with a very strong focus on the 1931 earthquake and the people of Hawkes Bay as a whole. I think the...More

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

Do not underestimate this collection and allow enough time for it. There are a series of separate sections and all are good-about the earthquake, about Maori culture, some art, and so on.

Thank Ivor M
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