Museums & Theatres

Hawke’s Bay has an eclectic mix of museums and theatres where enthusiasts can soak up their thirst for culture and innovation. Cars, Chocolate, Wine and Farming are just some of the themes that form the base of these fascinating locations.

Nga Pou o Heretaunga

For the first time in the history of the Hastings District, the presence of mana whenua is to be seen in the form of carvings that represent tupuna, located in Civic Square in the centre of Hastings. Read more...

Church Road Winery

Church Road is a boutique winery that applies hands-on winemaking techniques to the very best of the Hawke's Bay harvest.  The winery, one of the oldest in Hawke's Bay, was founded in 1897, and then totally renovated in 1989.  In the years since then, our wines have earned a glowing reputation.  Read more...

MTG Century Theatre

MTG Theatre is a modernist masterpiece designed by leading Hawke’s Bay architect Guy Natusch. The MTG Theatre is Hawke’s Bay’s premier mid-sized venue and a central part of the MTG complex. Read more...

Expertease Theatre Ltd

Expertease is an entertainment service for conferences and events. We provide customised characters for comedy sketches at conference dinners, awards nights and other celebrations. We also provide roving characters for street theatre entertainment. We can facilitate meetings, provide ice breakers and MC any event. Read more...

Napier Municipal Theatre

The Napier Municipal Theatre's unique Art Deco heritage has been preserved with the skillful addition of modern theatre facilities, making it the best provincial performing arts centre in the nation.  Read more...

Silky Oak Chocolates

The Silky Oak Chocolate Company is heaven on earth for Chocoholics! Visit Silky Oak Chocolates to tempt your tastebuds and learn more about the evolution of this delicious indulgence. Read more...

New Zealand Wine Centre

The New Zealand Wine Centre, located in Napier’s iconic AMP Building is the ultimate wine experience in New Zealand. For individuals, couples or groups, novice or connoisseur, it is the perfect place to experience everything and anything to do with wine. Read more...

Woolworld at Clifton

Let us take you back to the rustic charm and unique character of how it is down on the farm.  Visit the historic woolshed at Clifton Station, built in 1886. Read more...

MTG Hawke’s Bay

MTG Hawke’s Bay is Located in the heart of Napier’s cultural precinct forming the cultural centre of this stylish city for over 150 years. MTG Hawke’s Bay is a place where people, objects and ideas meet. Read more...

Black Barn Amphitheatre

The Amphitheatre at Black Barn has been described by internationally recognised singers and musicians as probably the best outdoor venue in the country. Read more...

Cinema Gold

Cinema Gold, located in Havelock North, is Hawke's Bay's premium cinema destination.  We are proud to offer a range of quality mainstream and art house films. It's not just about the movie, it's about the experience. Read more...

The British Car Museum

The British Car Museum in sunny Te Awanga (Hawke's Bay) has a collection of over 300 cars and trucks (Austin, Jaguar, Beford, Morris, Vauxhall and many more) with over 30 Morris Minors alone! Read more...

CHB Settlers Museum

This area is rich in history, Waipawa being one of the oldest inland towns in New Zealand. Take a step into the everyday life of early settlers. The varied collections are displayed in an authentic way so visitors can imagine what life used to be like. The museum houses a comprehensive collection of photographs and much to interest the genealogist. An extensive collection of local and national treasures ranges from History, Military, Taonga Maori and Technology. Read more...

The Faraday Centre

Experience a journey down memory lane in an Aladdin's Cave of historical technology at The Faraday Centre Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology and Science. Read more...

Hawke's Bay Art Guide

Meet some of Hawke's Bay's most prolific artists in person, and take a glimpse behind the scenes into their studios and workshops. Choose your own trail through links to Google Maps and discover more detail about listed artists, galleries and studios. Read more...

Reading Cinemas Napier

At Reading Cinemas Napier, the cinemas feature huge screens, first release movies and value packed candy bar deals! Unlimited free parking at the door everyday. Read more...

HB Opera House & Precinct

The Hawke's Bay Opera House is one of the top three natural acoustic theatres in the Southern Hemisphere, with a magnificent auditorium seating up to 981 delegates. The hisotric theatre space is adjoined by a new foyer and plaza, with New Zealand's first, award winning, retractable roof. Read more...

The Globe Theatrette

The Globe Theatrette is a new unique and opulent theatre situated in the picturesque seaside village of Ahuriri. Read more...