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Art Deco Trust

7 Tennyson St, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 0022
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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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7 Tennyson St, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 6-835 0022
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one off the most wounderfull weeks to be part off. The dressing up in Art Deco wear the things that you can take part in eg concerts, parades , dinners ,lunch on the promenade, amazing war and vintage plane flight and displays.these are...More

Thank junegraced
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the one hour walking tour with a friend... we were the only two on the walking tour, it was a cold and windy day. I'm sure we got lots more information than a bigger group. I would highly recommend this tour. It starts...More

Thank Nicnac23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent 2 hour walking tour commencing with a short informative film about the earthquake and its effects on Napier and its surrounding areas...a 'must see'! (There was another film shown after the tour which was also a 'must see'!) Our guide was extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank RobynR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rebuilt after the disastrous earthquake on 4th February 1931, Napier is an iconic city of that era. This is reflected in so many of the buildings in the CBD and other areas around the city. To celebrate this unique place, the Art Deco Trust has...More

Thank 747shirleyp
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I did the one hour walking tour of Napier which started with a very informative video about the earthquake that flattened Napier in 1931. Our guide Anita was very knowledgeable and pointed out things that you would walk straight past normally.

Thank catchfab
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We went on the morning Art Deco Tour run by the Trust. They first showed us a short but very informative film on the earthquake and then we walked a tour around the city looking at all the buildings. The guide was most knowledgeable on...More

Thank wayner599
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

And provided A most interesting tour. Well worth the money. Lots of information about the earthquake and how the city was rebuilt. Not quite sure that we will retain much about Art Deco as a genre but the volunteer who escorted us round the city...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

The tour with the The Art Deco Trust was very interesting and most enjoyable. You were not overwhelmed with too much information but enough to keep up the interest. The history and lovely buildings were great to see in all the colours they can use...More

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I hope that I have got the right place to begin. When we went to the i-site in Napier to ask for a map of Art Deco buildings we were sent to what I thought was the Art Deco Centre. Anyway for the tiny price...More

Thank Mums4Kids
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

I did the morning Art Deco walking tour, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide really knew her stuff and clearly loves, and appreciates, her town. I was amazed that enough footage has survived to create the very informative 20 minute video (definitely worth the time)-...More

Thank marftrip
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From Celebrity cruise ship, how far of a walk to is it to start the guided tour?
5 February 2017|
Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Hi Rhetta The free shuttles drop you to the NAPIER isite which is a 2 minute walk from our Art Deco Centre. We add additional walks for c ruise ship passengers. Regards Abby
We will be arriving in Napier on a cruise ship on February 16, 2017. Our ship arrives at 12 noon and we are interested in the afternoon guided walk tour. Can we get tickets the day we arrive or do the tours fill up and you need to book in advance?
12 October 2016|
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Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Good morning, yes you are able to book on the day, we have guided tours every day (except Christmas Day) at 10.00am and 2.00pm. We also offer a 5.00pm Guided Walk in the Summer months (October - April). We add on additional... More
I am visiting Napier November 5-7 - will there be a guided tour available then?
31 August 2016|
Response from Erasmus16 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, these walking tours go on all year round and by November you will be into the traditional New Zealand tourist season. Go into the Art Deco heritage place and the staff will let you know what is available.