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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
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Canberra
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was raining and yet had a great time on the walking tour. The guide was informative and I really felt the pride Napiers have for their town. The store fare worked with the tour. Very enjoyable a must

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a marvellous film all about the earthquake which costs about $5 which is a very good place to begin; the staff are very helpful and informative and will provide information for sight seeing There is a lovely shop selling art deco artifacts well worth a visit before you embark on sight seeing

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely gentleman from the Trust accompanied our small group on a walk around the city. He pointed out aspects of the architecture that I probably wouldn't otherwise have noticed. The walk was entirely flat and was filled with humour and evidence of his obvious love for the city. Afterwards treated to tea and a viewing of an old film... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the art deco tour, and although guide was very friendly, description of buildings was shallow, and could have been done on a self guided brochure.. Also, we kept being reminded that we were pressed for time, so it increased the brushed over impression of tour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you have a couple of hours spare and want to look up and understand the history of the buildings and the different deco styles then this is a great tour. Volunteers at the trust staff the shop and run the tours. And they all have excellent knowledge. Recommended.

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