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The Collection

MTG Hawke’s Bay cares for approximately 90,000 objects in its collections that have been developed since 1856 and are governed by the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust (see the Charities Registration website and the constitution and rules of the Trust). The collection includes objects relating to the history of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand and the world.

MTG Hawke’s Bay archive reading room and collection services are open by appointment only. Please feel free to get in touch...

Reading Room Archives or +64 6 834 9837

Collection Visits or +64 6 833 9870 

Alternatively, you can fill out a booking form to make an appointment to visit.

If you would like to order images, you can fill out an order form here.

For further information please call us on +64 6 835 7781 or email

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