MTG Hawke’s Bay, formerly known Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery (HBMAG), is a place where people, objects and ideas meet.
Comprising a Museum, Theatre and Gallery MTG inhabits three buildings of distinct character; an art deco masterpiece, a modernist gem and a light-filled gallery that looks out across the magnificent Hawke Bay.
MTG Hawke’s Bay is home to a nationally significant collection of art and objects that form the foundation of distinctive exhibitions and a world-class research facility. The MTG Theatre hosts a lively programme of film and performing arts.
MTG Hawke’s Bay uses its collection to tell the stories of New Zealand with assurance and style. This is the place to get a fresh perspective on the stories you know including the 1931 Hawke’s Bay earthquake. Here too the art that adorns our walls and the objects that fill our homes come together alongside precious photographs and documents to creatively illustrate the life stories of successive generations of New Zealanders.
Visit our fabulous little shop selling a range of MTG publications and merchandise inspired by the magic of the Museum’s collections.
MTG Hawke’s Bay will welcome visitors from all over the world to share in the complex and fascinating history of New Zealand through the lens of a distinct and characterful region.
In the meantime explore our new website, which has many new features. View the collection highlights pages to find out about the different collection areas and see some examples.
Keep up to date with our MTG News section. Subscribe to receive regular email updates. Read our latest blog posts to find out what we have been doing while we have been closed.
MTG will be open from 21 September every day 10am – 6pm except Christmas Day.