Art Deco TrustCurrently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
- Address: 7 Tennyson St, Napier 4110, New Zealand
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 20 NZD
- Tags: Tour, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Architecture
Art Deco Trust - Review
What is Art Deco? It’s a culture of architecture and development born in the 1920’s and revived in the mid 20th century. It represents the dawning of the technological age and the faith that the last century put in technology in solving the world’s problems.. and this includes social technology such as the liberation of woman. All these themes are resplendents in the bulding of Napier, and the Trust works to preserve that heritage by sustainin intrerst. That’s why the city is rightly known as the Art Deco Capital Of The World. The trust emphasises the supreme achievement of the city in reviving itself after the devastating earthquake that tore it apart in February 1931. For tourists, the Trust provides the facility of various tours, whether walking, bus or cruise. Check out which one is for you. History lessons don’t get more fun than this.
Art Deco Trust Information
- Check out the souvenir store for some neat Art Deco curiosities.
Art Deco Trust Ticket Prices
- Ticket prices, depending on tour chosen may vary between NZD 5 - 150
Restaurants Near Art Deco Trust
- Pacifica Kaimona Restaurant
- Hog’s Breath Café
- Emporium Eatery and Bar
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Things to Know Before Visiting Art Deco Trust
79.59% of people who visit Napier include Art Deco Trust in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
48.45% of people start their Art Deco Trust visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Art Deco Trust
69.74% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Art Deco Trust
Art Deco Trust Trips
Art Deco Trust, Napier Reviews
The Art Deco Trust is situated just across from the Art Deco themed hotel, Masonic Hotel and adjacent Emporium Eatery. In addition to Art Deco style items and souvenirs, you can watch a couple of short period films here and sign up for Art Deco tours that cover the famous earthquake and redesign of Napier and other nearby communities like Hastings and Havelock North, using popular Art Deco architectural that was popular during the 1930s. In the end, we like what the Art Deco Trust stands for and recommend visitors to Napier to pay them a quick visit to show support for their conservation efforts in the local community. Well done, guys!
Morning walking tour We chose the morning walking tour which was a total 1.5 hours duration. The first 1/2 hour was spent watching a film about the earthquake in the cinema at the rear of the store. The remaining hour was spent on a guided tour of the town by volunteer guide Leigh. It was really interesting to learn about the history of the town and to be shown the art deco elements of the beautiful buildings of Napier. The tour was over far too quickly - I think we only walked around a block. If I had my time again, I'd take the afternoon tour which is 1 hour longer.
Lovely little shop. Worth visiting and very friendly welcoming staff. Lots of nice items for all pockets.
Best shop. Lots of exciting items to buy. You can even dress up in some Art Deco clothes. You go there to get your tickets for the Art Deco walks
Had an exemplary walking tour with Brocky from the Art Deco Trust. Also some very nice items in the gift shop.