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Art Deco Trust

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Address: Deco Centre 7 Tennyson Street | corner with Hershell street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number: 64 6 835-0022
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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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The kids and I did a walking tour of Napier's inner city Art Deco buildings. It started with a very informative slide show of the Napier earthquake in 1931, followed by a hour of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Auckland, New Zealand

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The kids and I did a walking tour of Napier's inner city Art Deco buildings. It started with a very informative slide show of the Napier earthquake in 1931, followed by a hour of walking tour and closed with a video. We really enjoyed it and left with an appreciation of the devastation of earthquakes and a knowledge of Art... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Napier on the North Island of New Zealand hosts an annual Art Deco week in February . The residents participate whole heartedly in hosting a step back into the 1930 s Napier experienced a catastrophic earthquake that destroyed all but 4 buildings and as the Phoenix rose from the ashes it took on the cloak of that era but with... More 

Thank Anita C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took the two hour walk organized by the art deco center.Sue, our guide was just fantastic. Very keen on the subject and as one of the volunteers gave us not just the informarion but also her passion.

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Broulee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great guided informative walking tour of the city with a short movie about Napier. The tour is for about 2 hours and takes you through the streets of Napier, pointing out the beautiful art Deco buildings in this lovely city. The guide was very informative. The shop is great with some lovely art Deco pieces and the staff a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I purchased this for $7.90 direct from the Art Deco society website. It was good to read it before my visit too as it is an interesting overview of Napier. The self guided 'Seafront walk' and the 'City Walk' allow you to move around at your own pace and read the interesting history of buildings and landmarks. No need to... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strolling around the Town Centre of Napier with a camera could occupy a whole day if you let it . So many great examples of the Art Deco style , if you are into it you will love it . Plenty of Cafe's and restaurants to take breaks .

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd read about the centre so it was one of our first stops in Napier. Lots of interesting things to look at and buy and nicely displayed and set out. The service was friendly without being over the top. It d a little bit touristy but put that aside and enjoy.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely shop with treats for the art deco fan. The walking tour was fantastic. Great information and a knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend the longer 2pm tour.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trust is fun entirely by volunteers and is a charitable trust and so in my opinion very worthy of support. The products in the shop are stylish, good quality and value for money and the variety of goods is staggering. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful and deserving of praise. There is even a free short DVD show... More 

Thank Bernard R
Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a vintage car tour provided by the Art Deco Trust in Napier. It was in a 1930's Packard driven by volunteer Cherrie. It was a great way to see around the city. We dressed up in 1930' s gear and had photos taken at several spots around the town. Cherrie was very knowledgeable and you could tell... More 

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