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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 16 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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Cambridge, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We enjoyed all the wonderful things relating to Art Deco in this shop. Definitely recommended to go when visiting Napier.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

very helpful staff and a great selection of gifts and art deco bits and pieces. Perfect for Napier art deco capital of NZ. It's so pretty and very welcoming.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Guided by enthusiast tour guide, full of knowledge of the city and history behind the beautiful art deco buildings, this is a great way to get to know Napier and its history. A definitely must!

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Fantastic centre for information and shopping for all things Art Deco. Friendly and helpful staff - don't miss going on a guided Art Deco tour/walk around the town - well worth it - recommended

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

one stop shop for the traveler. large range of items for sale, hub for all things deco, local tour center.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We did the one hour tour and with young children that was about right. The guide was very knowledgable and drew on his parents experience of the quake to bring the narrative to life. A lot of great insight into the stories behind the buildings, and loved getting a look into the Majestic.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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

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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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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