Hawkes Bay Museum And Art GalleryCurrently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
- Address: Tai Ahuriri 1 Tennyson Street Napier, New Zealand
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 64-68357781
- Ticket Price: 15 NZD
- Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museums, Art Gallery, Theatre, Family And Kids
Having undergone a major restoration project in recent years, this terrific “big little” museum has once again opened its doors to the public. In a remarkable compact area, the intelligently designed centre gives off an impression of magnificence and splendour as it strives to bring together the best of New Zealand’s cultural heritage to one place. One entire section dedicated to the earthquake that levelled Napier and reconstruction that followed. Another delves into an intimate look into Napier’s history. The artwork compiled comes from the very best of New Zealand’s old and contemporary genius. The museum also holds some of the country’s best Maori archaeological collections. Right outside, a startlingly impressive café has come up, almost as big a crowd puller as the museum itself. The 330-seat theatre within museum is no less impressive; leading architect Guy Natusch designed it.
- Pacifica Kaimona Restaurant
- Hog’s Breath Café
- Emporium Eatery and Bar
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95% of people who visit Napier include Hawkes Bay Museum And Art Gallery in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
38% of people start their Hawkes Bay Museum And Art Gallery visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Hawkes Bay Museum And Art Gallery
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This is a very interesting museum. It is also good for all ages, including keeping kids entertained, as kids can have a scavenger hunt looking for different items throughout the museum. If they find everything, they win a free badge of something New Zealand themed. There is different themes for each level. This museum was overall a really fun experience and great for all ages!
Small but brilliant museum. The Maori & earthquake exhibits were unique for their local aspects, and there was a top quality one on ocean plastics too. A real gem.
Nice museum, was free entry so it was as expected. Some of the lights were too bright for the show cases. But nice building and design.
Top place to visit and really interesting. A bright open place and not your usual museum. Worth a visit.
Good for a free thing to do but overall would not be worth paying money for anyway. The war and earthquake exhibitions are very good and interesting but the rest are not so much. I say put more exhibitions of historical events in there and the museum would be much better.