The Collection

MTG Hawke’s Bay cares for approximately 100,000 objects in its collections that have been developed since 1859 and are governed by the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust (see the Charties 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. 

Here you can explore some of the collection highlights and search our online collections.

MTG Hawke’s Bay archive reading room and collection services are currently closed. We are working on relocating the archives and de-installing exhibitions to make room for the Napier Library.

Archive reading room visits will resume in late December at our offsite facility. Visits will be by appointment only.

For further information please call us on 06 835 7781, email info@mtghawkesbay.com

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If you want to know more about our collections, what we do, or how we can help you, please email our staff or fill in our contact form.

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