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Art Deco Trust

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Address: 7 Tennyson St, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 6-835 0022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Vintage car tour of Art Deco Napier

Having done the guided walking tour of Napier art deco city on previous occasions, we did the vintage car tour at Art Deco weekend with visitors from Auckland. The 1930's Packard... read more

Reviewed April 10, 2017
Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

Having done the guided walking tour of Napier art deco city on previous occasions, we did the vintage car tour at Art Deco weekend with visitors from Auckland. The 1930's Packard was immaculate, and our driver/tour guide Tony was very friendly and informative. Even though we live in Napier, we saw many sights and buildings we'd not seen before, and... More 

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Reviewed April 5, 2017

We had walked around Napier streets admiring the many art deco buildings which have been so beautifully maintained in this quaint town. The Art Dec Trust shop was a great find with so many interesting items on sale from days gone by. We purchased a book about Art Deco week in Napier, plus a short history of the town

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milton keynes
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

We went on the city Art Deco walking tour. All the staff at the Art Deco Trust dress in period costume and it makes the whole experience even better. Our guide James was a bit slow to get going which meant that at the end of the tour things were a bit rushed. That said it was very interesting and... More 

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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

Great tour of downtown Napier, wonderful history lesson, lovey architecture. We dis the shorter tour, would have Iiked to do the 90- minute instead if we had known how rich the town is in history.

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Sidney, Canada
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

One hour didn't seem enough, two hours would be too long, 90 minutes was just right. The history that Nicola provided about the buildings in central Napier was relevant and interesting. Her local knowledge made it come to life. Now when we walk downtown, the streets come alive.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

We did the art deco tour of Napier. The whole experience was professional, informative, interesting, and above all FUN! Our driver and guide (Jeremy) made the incident come to life with his depiction of the earthquake itself, but also the human side of the tragedy with some commentary on individual,s accidents, deaths, and situations folk found themselves in. Would recommend... More 

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Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

Val was an excellent tour guide- very knowledgeable of Art Deco and Napier- thank you we had a great afternoon

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

A great walking tour looking at some of Napier's fantastic buildings, and insight into the history. Very knowledgeable guide (Mike) who was enthusiastic. Only wish we could have had double the time. The film at the end was also good as there was a lot of pre-quake Napier footage.

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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

A great place for a picnic and take in the views of Hawkes Bay. Easy access and close to town. Well worth a look.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 20, 2017

A very good source of information for the Art Deco Festival that was happening during our visist. A first class affair

Thank Ian J

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