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Exhibitions

Our exhibitions are drawn primarily from the Hawke's Bay Museum's Trust collection. Permanent exhibits on the 1931 earthquake and the region’s stunning Taonga Māori artifacts are supported by changing exhibitions in other gallery spaces. The museum's Main Foyer also boasts an ever-changing canvas for murals, sculptures and more. Check out our current exhibitions below, and if you fancy taking a 'behind the scenes' tour, participating in a workshop or enjoying our series of free films, then you can find out more here

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May 2019

Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


June 2019

Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb: Exhibition Tour


July 2019

Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb: Exhibition Tour


August 2019

Free
The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay

“Every so often, in a distant place, there comes into existence someone with individuality and refined genius. They live their life, not in a great city, at the centre of power. Instead in a quiet town… they choose to do their work: to solve problems with imagination, to create buildings of...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The Architectural Legacy of J.A Louis Hay


Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb: Exhibition Tour


September 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba Exhibition

Project Banaba, by Banaban scholar and artist Katerina Teaiwa, explores how the island of Banaba was destroyed by phosphate mining during the 20th century, leading to the total relocation of its people on 15 December 1945. Co-curated by Jess Mio and Yuki Kihara, this exhibition brings together...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 1 September
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Project Banaba Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb: Exhibition Tour


October 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


Free
House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

House of Webb: Exhibition Tour

Join exhibition curator Gail Pope on a tour of our exhibition House of Webb: A Victorian Family’s Journey to Ormondville. Gail will give you a wonderful insight into the journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. Learn...

Date: Tuesday 4 June to Tuesday 1 October
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - House of Webb: Exhibition Tour


November 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition

From the onset of colonisation, European immigrants and their descendants have been bringing and maintaining their own culture in Aotearoa, including a characteristic art tradition. These twelve artworks by five Pakeha painters illustrate the way in which people of European heritage in New...

Date: Friday 24 May to Saturday 30 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Five Pākehā Painters Exhibition


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


Free
The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb Exhibition

The House of Webb: a Victorian family's journey to Ormondville. Follow the unusual journey of the Webb family as they leave their comfortable lifestyle in England and set out for New Zealand in 1884. As a group of 14, they voyaged on board a vermin-infested ship to Napier, then onwards to...

Date: Friday 24 May to Sunday 3 November
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - The House of Webb Exhibition


December 2019

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


Free
Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition

Silver, valued for its rarity and attractive lustre, has for centuries been mined and formed into an extensive range of domestic, personal, religious, and ceremonial objects. Silver is one of the most versatile and singular precious metals: it is malleable and ductile and has a relatively low...

Date: Friday 24 May to Tuesday 31 December
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Silver: Heirlooms From the Collection Exhibition


January 2020

Free
1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake

“The outline of the hill turned into a giant serpent as it heaved up and down. The shock wave swept across it, creating a monster crossing the skyline.” - NG Bailey At 10:47am on 3 February 1931, a devastating earthquake struck Hawke’s Bay. In that moment it seemed the end of the world had...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - 1931 Hawke’s Bay Earthquake


Free
Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

Tēnei Tonu Exhibition

This stunning exhibition features a broad range of historic and contemporary taonga from the collection of the Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Ta-u-rangi. Translated as 'always here', Tēnei Tonu shares diverse stories of local Iwi Ngati Kahungunu and their enduring connection to the...

Date: Friday 24 May to Wednesday 1 January
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Read more » - Tēnei Tonu Exhibition


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