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The Department of Curiosities and Fine Things

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Address: 14 Hastings Street, Napier 4110, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 22 428 2262
10:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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An absolute delight

As we walked around Napier we stumbled across this shop. What a delightful find it was. Such a variety of gifts, including many pictures and prints to choose from. The lady... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2016
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

As we walked around Napier we stumbled across this shop. What a delightful find it was. Such a variety of gifts, including many pictures and prints to choose from. The lady that served us was very pleasant and polite. We didn't feel rushed or pressured to buy and could browse to our heart's content. There was even time to do... More 

1 Thank Fran1712
New Zealand
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192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We had heard good things about this store so stopped in to have a look for ourselves. There's a vast, eclectic range of gifts and homewares, most of which are very well-priced for the quality of the materials. Worth it for the range of greeting cards alone, many of which were priced in the $3-$4 range (way better than the... More 

Thank SLKrivan
Wahroonga, Australia
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We had so much fun here! Having discovered this place on Tripadvisor it was on the list of things to do in the lovely Napier. We could have spent some serious dosh so had to restrain ourselves. We bought for ourselves as well as many gifts for others. The artwork, the jewellery , the clothes and the curios make this... More 

Thank Ginny F
Otley West Yorkshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I don't do shops but this was great. The name of the shop tells you all you need to know. Loved this shop. We could have stayed here for hours.

Thank bryan61
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

Found this gem while in Napier. Huge amount of well priced, quality goods. Beautiful shop. Browsed for over half an hour and bought some gorgeous leggings for my grandson. Totally adorable and a steal at twenty nine dollars. Got back to Auckland and found that I had list my parcel. Phoned the store and Andy searched high and low but... More 

1 Thank 145christine
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

A quirky, independent, sweet retail shop in Napier - a great place to find gifts made in NZ - most by hand. A shop-keeper with great customer service skills and a sense of humour. I just loved the hand-made envelopes created from recycled pages out of the atlas.

1 Thank GuavaJelly74

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