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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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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If one is in Napier with any interest in the Art Deco aspects, then the guided walking tour is a must. Our guide was very helpful, provided a lot of useful information and conducted a tour at a pace suitable for our small group and the questions we asked. The guided tour have to be worth the extra money compared... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The tours are a Must-DO to really enjoy the city. They are good for people of all ages and the walking not too strenuous, with plenty of breaks. The Trust has a shop that is hard to leave…and it has great photos and posters to purchase.

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