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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The 3 people to assist our group were very knowledgable and obviously very passionate about Napier and the history of the area. I found it very informative. We had a walk around town, checked out the Art Deco store, looked at a movie, listened to a presentation and then went on a jaunt around Napier in the vintage cars.

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Nicola P, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have the opportunity to host your group here Suzie! Thanks for taking the time to post a review and we hope to see you back here again sometime. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Buildings are most interesting with history of pre and post earthquake! Lovely city layout. We loved hearing the stories of politics and restoration of the city.

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Nicola P, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Art Deco guided walk, our guides love the opportunity to share their enthusiasm for our city with visitors, and it is always good to be able to pass on positive feedback. More

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

What a place, wonderful place to shop, with great staff. A great place to start an Art Deco walk from with a trained Art Deco guide.

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Nicola P, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Our shop manager has just returned from trip away sourcing some fabulous new products, so do call in again soon for another browse! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Interesting with lots to see. Fascinating and beautiful things everywhere. What a glorious part of the world & wonderful part of time/past the Deco era was.

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Nicola P, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Art Deco Trust. We love sharing the story of Napier's Art Deco style with all of our visitors. Hope to see you again someday. More

Cambridge, New Zealand
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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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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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