The Faraday Centre
2a Faraday Street
The Faraday Centre in Napier, is Hawke's Bay's Museum of Technology. It's a place of discovery where history comes alive through hands on experience. Rather than read and look at pieces of history, we encourage you to touch, hold items, pull levers and truly discover how things would've been in days gone by. Experience history your way.
The centre is a great place to learn some history and how technology has shaped people's lives throughout the decades.
Technology doesn't just appear - it evolves over time. The Faraday Centre harnesses this notion and delivers it to visitors in a fun and interactive way. For example, in the home appliance area you'll find a range of ovens dating back to the early 1900s when there was no electricity through to the 1960s.