The Hawke's Bay is home to a number of small, quirky museums that give you an insight into a fascinating side of local kiwi culture.
There's lots to see in this region for those who love history and museums. To learn about Hawke's Bay's history and see local art and artefacts, head to Hawke's Bay Museum. Here, you'll learn about the region's vibrant art and cultural history. Those who love chocolate should head to the Silky Oak Chocolate Company - where you'll find the Chocolate History Museum and can learn about the evolution of chocolate, as well as view a 2,500-year-old chocolate pot. If you're interested in the lives of early settlers in Hawke's Bay, head to the CHB Settler's Museum, and enjoy a collection of local and national treasures.