Plan your visit to MTG Hawke's Bay

All visits by school groups including self-guided groups must be pre-booked through our Educators.  

Location and parking

MTG Hawke’s Bay is located at 1 Tennyson Street, Napier on the corner of Marine Parade and Tennyson Streets. Please enter through the main doors on Tennyson Street and introduce yourself to the Customer Service Team.
Parking is available on the sea-ward side of Marine Parade (free for two hours). The streets adjacent to the Museum, Theatre and Gallery are metered.

Coach Parking

Coaches and buses visiting MTG Hawke’s Bay may use the bus stop located on Marine Parade adjacent to the MTG theatre entrance. Coaches and buses will need to relocate their vehicles for parking after dropping passengers off at this bus stop.
Coach Parking is available at the following sites:

  • The all day Public Carpark next to Marineland on Marine Parade (paid parking).
  • The non-restricted parking areas north of Ocean Spa (free parking).
  • The southern end of Marine Parade past the children's playground (free parking).

It is recommended that drivers carefully plan any passenger drops and bus parking requirements as it may take some time to effectively park and transit from a bus.

Accessible access

MTG Hawke’s Bay has access for all with external flat level entrances to the main entrance on Tennyson Street.

Please visit the accessible access page for detailed information.

What to bring

  • Materials like pencils, clipboards, activity sheets and art supplies will be provided as required, so you do not need to bring any of these with you.
  • All visitors must wear shoes.
  • Schoolbags will be collected and stored securely.
  • You are welcome to bring a camera, but please ask before taking photos. Please ensure that all mobile phones are switched off or silenced.
  • School groups should bring their own first aid kit and register of children present during the visit.

Adult/student ratio

To ensure students get the most out of their visit to MTG Hawke’s Bay we recommend:

  • Years 1 – 3: 1:4 (at least 1 adult for every 4 students)
  • Years 4 – 6: 1:6
  • Years 7 – 10: 1:10
  • Years 11 – 13: 1:15


We will invoice the school after your visit based on the number of students attending on the day. Alternatively, you can pay on the day to the front of house cashiers with cash, EFTPOS or a cheque made out to Napier City Council.




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