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The Reading Room is temporarily closed as it relocates to the Archive, making way for a new exhibition space. Historic paintings gifted to the Hawke’s Bay Museum and Art Gallery shortly before its closure for redevelopment will make up the first exhibition in the former Reading Room Gifts of Nature: The Tasman Smith Collection which will open in December.

We've started installing objects from the decorative arts collection in a new display in the stairwell cases.

Our museum exhibitions are drawn primarily from the Hawke's Bay Museum's Trust collection. Permanent exhibits on the 1931 earthquake and the region’s stunning Taonga Māori are supported by changing exhibitions in seven additional gallery spaces.  The museum shop includes a beautiful range of unique New Zealand gifts, cards, jewellery and souvenirs. 

Museum entry:
Adults $10 / Concessions $7.50 / Children under 15 years - free
Groups and tours welcome. Nau mai, haere mai.

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Napier City Council

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Napier Aquatic Centre

Situated in the centre of Napier, in the middle of Onekawa Park, the Napier Aquatic Centre is a safe and affordable aquatic facility for everyone.
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Napier War Memorial Conference Centre

We offer an all purpose built venue that uniquely combines spectacular outlooks with functional layout.
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The Faraday Centre

The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience.
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William Colenso

Build on the blossoming national and international interest in William Colenso's life and ideas as the result of the William Colenso Bicentenary Celebrations in Hawke's Bay in 2011, and a body of new publications and research.
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Napier Municipal Theatre

Unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skilful addition of modern theatre facilities making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.
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Parklands Residential Estate

Located in the Art Deco city of Napier. We have worked closely with our builders to promote and develop high quality housing within an open-aspect environment.
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Kennedy Park Resort Napier

We are Hawkes Bay's premier holiday accommodation park providing an array of facilities to keep the entire family entertained.
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Par2 MiniGolf

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