Previously known as Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery, MTG Hawke's Bay is a prominent museum, theatre and art gallery, and a well-known attraction in Napier, New Zealand. With its history dating back to 1865, MTG Hawke's Bay was established with the intention of providing more cultural and learning opportunities for the local Hawke’s Bay community. Presently it houses over 100,000 objects in its collection and includes items showcasing the rich history and past of Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand and the rest of the world. Highlights at MTG Hawke's Bay include the oldest item in the collection - a stone-age flint hand tool from Egypt - as well as the largest item - the Stage Coach used on the Napier–Taupo road. The MTG Hawke's Bay building itself is also noteworthy for its award-winning architecture and design elements.
Tickets cost around $10
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Around 1-2 hours
Adults, Families,Young Adults, Children, Senior Travellers
Natural history specimens, social history artefacts and Taonga Māori objects
Though designated prayer facilities at MTG Hawke's Bay will be unavailable for Muslim travellers, it is possible to request for a private area to use during prayer times. There are also no mosques in Napier that Muslim travellers can visit and the nearest mosque – the Hawke’s Bay Baitul Mokarram Masjid and Islamic Centre Trust – is located 18 kilometres south of Napier, in Hastings.
Muslim travellers looking for Halal food near MTG Hawke's Bay can visit some of the few Halal restaurants in Napier. Kilim, Thien Thai Restaurant and Hot Chick Restaurant are a few popular Halal restaurants and are located in the Hawke’s Bay-Napier region.