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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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Description: 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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Self Guided Walking Tour

We picked up a self guided tour booklet at the Tourist Information Bureau on the oceanfront and completed the tour by ourselves. The booklet supplied all the information we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Hervey Bay, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We picked up a self guided tour booklet at the Tourist Information Bureau on the oceanfront and completed the tour by ourselves. The booklet supplied all the information we required about the buildings and was easy to follow. We enjoy completing walking tours at our own pace, and being able to stop and enjoy when we feel like it. The... More 

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fantastic service, and a most enjoyable tour along Art Deco architecture in Napier's city centre. Friendly staff.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Napier trust is such a wealth of information and the ladies that work in there are extremely helpful, the ladies organised a tour that took us all through Napier that was informal and lots of fun . The store at the trust has an array of Art Deco items and a short film about Napier ,,,,, lots of fun

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What better way to see Napier's 1930's buildings than in a 1930's car? The lovely volunteers at the Art Deco Trust get you in the mood first by offering some 30's style hats and accessories to dress up in, then you're chauffeured around to see the best of the town's art deco buildings in a gorgeous old car. Great buildings,... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Art Deco Trust offers a retail store with souvenirs and guides to the Art Deco attractions of Napier as well as various tours of the Art Deco attractions. In addition, there is a 20 minute film which explores the earthquake and its effects on the city. I took the bus tour as well as the guided walk. Both gave... More 

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Clackamas, OR
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very fun store with tons of Art Deco items to see and purchase. Would be fun for kids to see toys, etc, from a century ago. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly - they can help arrange tours of the Art Deco district.

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Kingston, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I did the two-hour afternoon tour in the winter. Anita was my guide and she was very friendly, enthusiastic, ms knowledgeable. I enjoyed the presentation at the beginning and the video at the end - both at the Art Deco Center. The walking tour was nice, although toward the end, a lot of the buildings started to look the same... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Always superb advice and help; best range of Art Deco goodies in Napier to buy for gifts or indulgences.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great place to look around, but the constant attention from the staff, although at first welcoming, became irritating, so we left without making any purchases.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

One of those easy to find and easy to admire. The photos don't do the area justice. Napier is a wonderful little town. Full of these art deco attractions .

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