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Art Deco Trust

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The Art Deco Centre is your gateway to Napier's heritage and a visit to this city isn't complete without learning about the devastating earthquake of 1931 and the remarkable rebuild that was completed in just 22 months.Visit us for information on...more
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7 Tennyson Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You are back in 1930 as you enter this corner store. The ladies are attired in flapper dresses and the correct hats, headpieces and shoes. Music from the era plays as you look around at their wares. Postcards to knickknacks to tours. Wonderful.More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Graham B
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hi Graham. Thank you for your review. We would love to have you come back and visit us for one of our many tours or for our Art Deco Festival. "Your tour with Art Deco Trust helps us to continue the preservation of our Art...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the travel highlights of our year is our annual visit to the Art Deco Festival in Napier around the 3rd week of February. A feast for the eyes, ears and tastebuds with the entire city coming to the party and dressing up for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank jaebeenz
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there , Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Art Deco Festival this year! "Your tour with Art Deco Trust helps us to continue the preservation of our Art Deco Heritage."

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Art Deco Trust is a classy operation, and the guide and tour route were in character. Our guide told us in brief the story of the earthquake and the thinking behind the rebuilding of the city, then showed us the details that made each...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dave M
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Dave, Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your Guided Morning Walking Tour with us and with our volunteer guide. We would love to have you come back and visit us for one of our many other tours or for the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful guide, Derek He was very knowledgeable and told us the history of Napier including the devastating earthquake The walk took us around the city center where we learned about the different kinds of Art Deco structures It was all very interesting...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Loree L
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Loree, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Guided Walking Tour with us and with our volunteer guide - Derek. We would love to have you come back and visit us for one of our many other tours or for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying for three nights just prior to the Art Deco Weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour. We had already walked around by ourselves so had seen many of the outsides of buildings but didn’t know much about their owners etc. We watched...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank GardeningFanatic
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there , Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed your Guided Walking Tour with us and with our volunteer guide. And thank you for the feedback in regards to our 'whisper mics' We would love to have you come back...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great walk around the town saw building we wouldn’t have found and the history behind them. The guide was excellentMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Philvon520
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there , Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Guided Walking Tour with us and with our volunteer guide. We would love to have you come back and visit us for one of our many other tours or for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How good was this! Great guide in Rod, knowledgeable, friendly, professional. Fabulous old Packard car, driven around in style. A really good way to get an orientation of Napier, with the history and a lesson in architecture. This tour was so much fun, entertaining and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank N0madOne
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there , Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your Vintage Car Tour with us and with our vlovely Rod. We would love to have you come back and visit us for one of our many other tours or for the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Art Deco Week in Napier was fabulous. So much to do. Started out with the opera, La Traviata, enjoyed several high teas, went to a dinner theatre, watched the vintage car parade that included over 300 entrants and took a look at all the "gazebos"...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank BevD317
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there , Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Art Deco Festival. "Your tour with Art Deco Trust helps us to continue the preservation of our Art Deco Heritage."

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Art deco as it was before the "quake" beautiful pastel colors, wonderful 20's and 30's cars on parade and for hire!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The short film about the earthquake was really informative and we were looking forward to seeing the art deco buildings. Unfortunately our guide spent the first twenty minutes of the walking tour restating the information and showing us still photos of scenes from the film....More

1  Thank LesleyJ468
ArtDecoTrust, Tours Assistant at Art Deco Trust, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Lesley. Thanks for the feedback on your walking tour with us. We are sorry the tour did not meet your expectations, we have taken this into consideration. We appreciate all feedback. "Your tour with Art Deco Trust helps us to continue the preservation of...More

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MelbourneCazzie
16 June 2018|
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Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Hi Carol, thanks for your message. There are many hotels within the city centre that are good. The best idea is to contact the Napier Visitor Centre who will be able to tell you who has rooms left or if you want to look at... More
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rhetta
6 February 2017|
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Response from ArtDecoTrust | Property representative |
Hi Rhetta The free shuttles drop you to the NAPIER isite which is a 2 minute walk from our Art Deco Centre. We add additional walks for c ruise ship passengers. Regards Abby
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KathiM17
12 October 2016|
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Good morning, yes you are able to book on the day, we have guided tours every day (except Christmas Day) at 10.00am and 2.00pm. We also offer a 5.00pm Guided Walk in the Summer months (October - April). We add on additional... More
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