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Access the Archive

There are many ways you can access the museum's archive reading room and collection services, either in person or online. Check out the details below and let us know what you'd like to see or find out - we'd love to hear from you!

Exciting Changes Ahead: Limited Services Due to Relocation

We are going to be relocating our collection to a state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility in 2025.

To achieve this, we must reduce some of the services we offer to the public.

  • There is now a hold on all outgoing loans and new acquisitions/donations to the collection.
  • From mid-October 2023, we will be reducing the capacity for collection store visits. Responses to enquiries and image reproductions will be slower. Appointments for the reading room will be limited.
  • From October 2024 these services will stop until we re-open in the new facility, estimated end of 2025.

The reduction in services we offer will allow our staff to focus fully on making sure every item is correctly prepared for the big move. Thank you for understanding and we look forward to working with you again as soon as we can.

Reading room archives, visits and collection services

MTG Hawke’s Bay's archive reading room and collection services are by appointment only. 

Please contact us to make a time to visit:

Reading room archives or +64 6 834 9837

Collection visits or +64 6 833 9870

Alternatively, fill out this booking form and we will be in touch to confirm an appointment time.

Ordering Photographs and Reproductions 

To order images of works in the collection for reproduction purposes, please complete the Image and Reproduction Request Form. This can be completed online or downloaded and e-mailed or posted. Only digital files are supplied. Images on the website are available for private research and study purposes free of charge. 

MTG Hawkes Bay

MTG Hawkes Bay Fees and Charges approved for 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

All fees and charges are inclusive of GST (except as noted *).

Archive Fee (incl GST)
Image Delivery
PostagePrice on Application 
Photography per hour (where NO suitable image is available)$75.00 
Photography - Per scanned image$26.30 
Photography - Disk$7.00 
Photography - Reproduction fee per image$40.70 
Personal, non commercial & websitesNo Charge 
Published, commercial interior image$42.90 
Merchandise, book cover and advertising$257.00 
Research - Hourly rate$75.00 
Photocopying - Standard (per page)$1.50 
Photocopying - Manuscript (per page)Price on Application 

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