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Health and Holidays Exhibition


Wed 26 Aug 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 27 Aug 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 28 Aug 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 29 Aug 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 30 Aug 2015, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: MTG Hawke's Bay, 1 Tennyson St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General museum entry fee: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: MTG Hawke's Bay

For Health and Holidays – Napier swimming stories

Swimming is more than a pastime in Napier - it is a way of life. The newest exhibition in the MTG Annex Gallery dips into some of the swimming stories in the Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi collection.

Using objects, archives and photographs, visitors will be transported to past summers, beginning at the turn of the twentieth century and ending with the 1965 development of Onekawa Olympic Pool. A special display in this exhibition highlights the difficulties faced in caring for fragile collection items, offering a glimpse into some of the behind-the-scenes workings of MTG Hawke’s Bay.

Swimmers in the Tūtaekurī River, Hawke's Bay, c1920, from the estate of May Cottrell, collection of Hawke’s Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 4524b

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