Visit MTG Hawke’s Bay

To make your visit easier, here's some useful information;

Free Entry

Open every day 9.30am - 5pm
Groups and tours welcome. Nau mai, haere mai.

How to Find Us and Disability Access for specific information on these subjects.

To find out what’s on in the Museum and the Theatre please see out our What’s On pages or search our Event Calendar


The MTG is family friendly, children under 12 years old/Year 9 should be actively accompanied by an adult. MTG Hawke’s Bay has a range of activities available for families, so please ask the Customer Service team when you visit about What’s On for younger visitors.
Pushchair access is available from the main Museum entrance on the corner of Marine Parade and Tennyson Street, from the Herschell Street entrance and from the Marine Parade entrance for evening performances in the Theatre. 
Baby change facilities are located in the Theatre toilets.

Cruise Ship Visitors

MTG hosts a range of Cruise ships visitors on pre-booked tours like the 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake Exhibition. Ask your on-board tours booking office for tours that include the MTG Hawke’s Bay on their itineraries.

Cruise ship visitors who are not on a pre-booked tour will find us an easy walk across the road from the Soundshell and Napier i-SITE where the Transfer Shuttles drop you off in the city. Come on over and visit the fabulous exhibitions on display.


Photography and filming is not permitted in the Taonga Māori Gallery. If you wish to seek copyright approval to photograph work for publication or personal use please contact the Access Team Leader.

Food and Drink

Food and drink are not permitted in the Galleries.

Bags and Coats

Back packs, large bags and coats can be stored at the main reception while you visit the MTG. Please ask the Customer Service team on arrival for assistance.

Free Wi-Fi- hotspots

Free Wi-Fi access is available inside the MTG and Library.

No Smoking

MTG Hawke’s Bay is a smoke free zone. Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Museum, Theatre, and Gallery including the Herschell Street deck.


Dogs are not admitted to MTG; however guide dogs and assistance dogs are welcome.

Please contact the Customer Service team if you have any further queries or questions.


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