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“John and Viv's trip to New Zealand”
Review of Art Deco Trust

Art Deco Trust
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US$14.16*
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Guided Walk of the Napier Art Deco Quarter
Ranked #7 of 32 Tours in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Art Deco Centre is your gateway to Napier's heritage and a visit to this city isn't complete without learning about the devastating earthquake of 1931 and the remarkable rebuild that was completed in just 22 months.Visit us for information on guided walks, minibus and vintage car tours and to view a fascinating short film on the 1931 earthquake. The store is filled with uniquely Napier gifts and souvenirs, as well as Art Deco style hats, jewellery, retro children's toys and so much more.Make the Art Deco Centre your first port of call on your next visit to Napier.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“John and Viv's trip to New Zealand”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

We were fascinated by Napier's Art Deco heritage. The trust have done an excellent job in maintaining the Art Deco style. The shop is full of Art Deco. Material and the staff are all very helpful and friendly. We books the driving tour and Paul the driver gave us a very interesting tour with lots of explanations and facts.

Visited November 2013
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Nicola P, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this review, 25 November 2013
Thanks for your review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your Deco Bus tour with Paul and I'll be sure to pass on your feedback to him. We love sharing the fascinating story of Napier's heritage with our visitors and are lucky to have an enthusiastic team of volunteers that all contribute to the preservation of this unique city.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“An Art Deco lover's dream”
Reviewed 16 November 2013

Filled with Art Deco items, with the staff dressed to kill in the outfits of the 1930s, this place has everything Art Deco you could ever want. Clothes, lamps, books, glassware.....the list is endless. Also of course smaller, lighter, less expensive items. Easy to spend, spend spend here. But it's all so lovely! Tours available in cars of the period, with a driver dressed straight out of The Great Gatsby....

Visited October 2013
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“Art Deco Napier - a short story”
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

Loved our tour. Good mix of fact and humour. Liked that the guide is a volunteer interested in the subject. Also that despite running over time was willing and eager to continue. Shop very good with reasonably priced goods. Also great mix of people. Loved it all.

Visited November 2013
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paihi
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“napier art deco shop”
Reviewed 14 November 2013

The art deco shop in Napier is superb. There is an enormous choice of good quality items to suit all budgets. The staff are dressed in period costume and are friendly and helpful. They even allowed me to take a photo of them. I could have spent all day browsing.

Visited November 2013
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Wells, Nevada
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“Great for Art Deco fans”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Lovely shop, and the video was very informative about the earthquake and the building of the town, and the staff enthusiastic and helpful.

Visited October 2013
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Nicola P, Manager at Art Deco Trust, responded to this review, 14 November 2013
Great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Art Deco Centre! We're a passionate bunch here and love sharing the Art Deco story with our visitors.
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