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Art Deco Trust

7 Tennyson St, Deco Centre | corner with Hershell street, Napier p.o. box 133, Napier, New Zealand
64 6 835-0022
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Walking Areas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The staff were so friendly & helpful. So many great reminders of my youth. Purchased numerous things including an art deco lady lamp which arrived safely 9 days later in Australia.

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A good place to start especially if you are new to deco. Join a walk and watch a film. lost of interesting things to buy.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Interesting walking tour and an entertaining guide. The unique architecture makes a visit worthwhile.

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Brisbane, Australia
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32 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable about the buildings in Napier and had many photos of the buildings showing them how they were to compare them to how they now are. Also many photos to show what was in Napier pre the 1930's earthquake which is what caused the city to rebuild so quickly and embrace the Art Deco style so... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The personal tours are first rate. The Trust staff are kind and helpful. The renovations of Napier have been tasteful. But: the shop is rather kitschy and expensive . Where are every day, well designed, simple utensils - replace eg the fussy, over -decorated non art deco teacups with useful, plain cutlery or teapots. Have a few simple 1930s dresses... More

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Waterford, Ireland
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12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We did a one hour walking tour of the art deco buildings and enjoyed every second of it. The tour guide was great and loved his job as a guide.

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The Art Deco Trust run a number of tours from self-guided walks and bike trails, to guided walks, vintage car and mini bus tours so you won’t be stuck for choice. To highlight the benefit of taking a tour we wandered around Napier town centre on our own for a while not quite sure of what we were observing and... More

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Wow what helpful, informative ladies. Got exactly the information we needed and all with a smile. Thank you.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This guided tour around the art deco buildings starts with a short talk and film. You then walk around the centre of town to look at, and sometimes go inside, some of the buildings. The guide helpfully pointed out which ones were worth coming back to on our own to have a look inside.When we did so the shopkeepers office... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We started on a one hour walking tour which was very informative and well guided. We ended up at the Art Deco shop. What a treasure trove of Art Deco things to buy. Very helpful staff and well set up to ship direct to UK and other places. A must if you are in Napier

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