Hear the story of the earthquake that devastated the original town and discover the era of style and optimism in which the present day Napier was built.
With a tour to suit everyone, experience what others just see!
Browse the Art Deco Centre's shop packed full of treasures for you to remember your time in Napier. With something for everyone, including an excellent range of 1930s retro toys and games, it really is your one-stop-shop for all things Deco!
Originating in Europe, in the early 20th century the Art Deco style became widely known following the great Exposition de Arts Moderness Decoratifs et Industriels held in Paris in 1925 and from which its name was ultimately derived.
The 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake, also known as the Napier earthquake, occurred in New Zealand at 10:47 am on Tuesday 3 February 1931 devastating the Hawke's Bay region. It remains New Zealand's deadliest natural disaster.
Protecting, preserving and restoring Napier’s heritage for over 30 years.
Consider becoming a member of the Art Deco Trust
or making a donation and or becoming
a Trust volunteer to help us in our cause.
We are proud to have a strong base of dedicated volunteers who assist the Art Deco Trust on a daily basis. Whether it is a guided walk, retail sales or event assistance, our volunteers are the lifeblood and backbone to our organisation.
Talk to our team about joining.