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“Fantastic Walking Tour & Super Value”
Review of Art Deco Trust

Art Deco Trust
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Guided Walk of the Napier Art Deco Quarter
Ranked #7 of 32 Tours in Napier
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Ulsan, South Korea
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Fantastic Walking Tour & Super Value”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

What a fantastic tour. This is a super value at NZ$21 for a two hour tour. You will really appreciate the architecture and how it has evolved and survived. I have such an appreciation for art deco architecture and style now. The tour starts conveniently in town at the Art Deco Shop and is an amazing value. Highly recommended!!

Visited February 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Make your visit to Napier really memorable”
Reviewed April 2, 2013

Your visit to Napier wouldn’t be complete without finding out the story behind ‘The newest city on the globe’, and the people at the Art Deco Trust are the ones to fill you in. The trust has worked for more than a quarter of a century to preserve and promote Napier’s architectural heritage. Its volunteers are passionate and well-informed about the city and the architectural styles used when Napier was rebuilt after the devastating earthquake of 1931 — art deco, Spanish mission and stripped classical.

There’s a range of guided tours available, starting with a one-hour walking tour around Napier’s compact centre. Taking one will be one of your memorable experiences from a visit to Napier. The art deco store from where the tours begin and end is a treasure trove and well worth a browse too.

Visited April 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Guided walking tour of this gem of a town”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

We specifically included Napier on our trip to New Zealand because of its Art Deco buildings. This guided walk is very informative, our guide, Barry, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. We should have allowed more time for our visit, as the tour is a great introduction to the gorgeous architecture and we would have loved to have browsed around for longer.

Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Guided walking tour”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

We arranged the walking tour at the iSite and were taken around the Art Deco city by a very experienced guide. We gained far more from the tour than we could have hoped. It allowed us to view the architecture with new eyes. Thanks.

Visited March 2013
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The town guided walk - lots to learn”
Reviewed March 28, 2013

The first thing we did on arriving at Napier was to book into this and I'm so glad we did. We really enjoyed walking around looking at all the wonderful buildings, but we would not have got half so much out of the experience on our own, as we didn't know much about the history of the town, the detail of this period, what to look for, what the designs represent etc. All this stood us in good stead for our visit to Hastings the next day.

Visited February 2013
Thank Anne B
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