Primary School Programmes

Our primary school education programmes are designed especially for Year 1 – 8 students and  offer a fun, hands-on learning experience for young students in a unique environment. 

With support from the Ministry of Education, through its LEOTC (Learning experiences outside the classroom) Programme, the museum and art gallery provides the perfect place to enrich learning across the curriculum. We offer programmes led by an MTG educator, or self-guided visits facilitated by our education team and we are happy to tailor a programme to suit your teaching focus. 

Browse our current and upcoming programmes, download a brochure or contact our Educators for more information and bookings.

Download our 2018 Term 2 Programme Brochure.

Download our 2018 Term 3 Programme Brochure.

Current Programmes

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Living History!

Years 1 - 6

Technology, Social Sciences

Step back in time to experience the lives of people who lived in Hawke's Bay over 100 years ago. more...

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Our Place: the Museum

Years 1 - 8

Social Sciences, Arts, History

Find out what a museum is all about by discovering the stories behind some of the treasures on display at MTG. Learn what heritage and culture mean, and how historic objects can help us understand our social history. more...

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1931 Hawke's Bay Earthquake

Years 1 - 8

Social Sciences

For the people of Hawke's Bay, life changed forever when the earthquake struck on 3 February 1931. Discover what happened and how people coped by exploring the evidence of objects, personal stories and photos in MTG’s 1931 Earthquake exhibition. more...

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Come Alive!

Years 4 - 8

Social Sciences, Arts, Drama

Spark your students’ creativity with a visit to MTG’s social history and visual arts galleries. Book an educator-led drama programme inspired by objects or artworks on display, or a free self-guided visit to inspire students' creative writing, drama or dance back at school. more...

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Our Place: Napier Port

Years 4 - 8

Social Sciences, Drama

The history of Napier Port is the story of the growth of our province. Students will role play historical characters such as a pilot or quarantine officer, then go for a tour of the Port. more...

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Toi: Visual Arts

Years 1 - 8

Arts

We want to support your visual arts programme with our fantastic exhibitions here at MTG. As a teacher you can come for free anytime to preview exhibitions and/or discuss a programme with us. more...

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Out and About on Marine Parade

Years 4 - 8

Social Sciences

What historic events shaped the Marine Parade we know today? Explore and discover stories of Napier's past in a free self-guided walk with a set of historic photos from MTG's archives. more...

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Napier Cemetery Walk and Talk

Year 1 - 8

Social Sciences, Arts, Creative Writing

A guided walk around the historic cemetery on Napier Hill, with stories of some of the people buried there. more...

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Māui and te ao Māori

Years 1 - 8

Social Sciences

Māui is a mischief-making demigod of legends who has a connection to Hawke's Bay. Learn about ocean voyaging, life in earlier times and where you can find Māui's hook! more...

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Steadfast Steamers: Models of Hawke's bay Shipping

Year 1 - 8

Technology, Social Sciences, Art

A look at New Zealand's coastal trade using steam ships in late 1800'3, early 1900's. Large scale models of real ships on display. more...

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House of Webb: A Victorian family's voyage to Ormondville

Years 1 - 6

Social Sciences, History

Discover the trials and triumphs of the Webb family who migrated to New Zealand to become some of the founding residents of the Central Hawke's Bay town of Ormondville. more...

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George Nuku - Bottled Ocean

Years 1 - 13

Science, Arts

George Nuku, a Māori carver and artist will create a captivating underwater world from recycled plastic. The message is the importance of looking after our seas and not polluting them with plastic. more...

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