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 2017 Term 3 Programme Brochure

Current Programmes

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Living History!

Years 1 - 6

Technology, Social Sciences, at MTG

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, at MTG

Find out what the MTG is all about by investigating some specific treasures on display to hear their history and significance. Learn what heritage and culture mean and ways we understand our social history from objects. more...

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Pania's World

Years 1 - 8

Social Sciences, History, Arts

Explore the long ago world of Pania, creature from the sea, and her husband Karitoki. A giant waka, intricate carvings, tools, instruments, adornments and many other traditional items are displayed in MTG's taonga exhibition, Tenei Tonu. 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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Out and About on Marine Parade

Year 3 - 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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Toi: Visual Arts

Years 1 - 8

Arts, at MTG

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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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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The Magic of India

Years 1 - 6

Social Sciences, Arts

Handcrafted art objects of India are displayed with a contemporary Indian sculpture by Tiffany Sing, to explore deities, Rajahs, animal symbols and religion. more...

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Time for Tea

Year 3 - 8

Arts, History

View the paraphenalia of tea drinking that tells the history of this universal beverage over time. more...

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Cubism at the MTG

Year 1 - 13

Art

Cubism was a new invention in the art world last century where you could see all angles of an object at once and everything looked kind of jumbled up. The features on someone's face were all over the show!!! more...

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He Manu Tioriori and Tenei Tonu

Year 7 - 13

Arts, History

Two exhibitions of Ngati Kahungnunu history and taonga: The first artefacts from historic Maori settlement of Hawke's Bay through to art works by contemporary Kahungnunu artists, the second, the involvement in the development of music of the last century. more...

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