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Te Manawa

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Te Manawa's programme includes a variety of collection based and hand's on, interactive exhibitions developed in house, as well as national and international touring shows. In the courtyard stand two historic buildings, Totaranui Settlers Cottage and Awahou South Schoolhouse.


"Pacific Monarch" in front of Te Manawa.
Paul Dibble
Pacific Monarch, 1992
Bronze
Collection of Te Manawa Art Society Inc.
Gertrude Raikes Bequest

Collection Type
Art, Historic Site, History, Natural History, Science, Taonga Maori, Technology


Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 11 055, Palmerston North
Telephone number icon64-6-355 5000
Web address iconhttp://www.temanawa.co.nz
Email address iconenquiries@temanawa.co.nz


Visitor Information
Physical address icon326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-5pm
Charges iconFree Entry / Koha


Facilities
Wheelchair accessParkingFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets



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The Horses Stayed Behind

Ten thousand New Zealand horses departed our shores to help our soldiers in WW1. Only a handful returned. Artist Cat Auburn commemorates their service and sacrifice with a large installation featuring Victorian-style ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Te Rangi Whenua

Open daily, Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares the stories of iwi groups in the Manawatū, Rangitīkei and Horowhenua regions. The unique gallery walls feature interwoven panels, decorated ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Manawatū Journeys

Open Daily, a journey through our shared history - the stories and of the pioneers who shaped the land as we know it today. The Manawatū has always been a place that people have journeyed through, some stay for a long ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Kids TM

Open daily, Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of eight and their caregivers. One of our long-term exhibitions, it gives children the chance to learn through play as ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Te Awa - The River - Heart of Manawatū

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles: meet our local wildlife, learn about the river's history, explore how we use water and discover how our region was formed. Come and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Bruce Rennie - The Generous Heart

For thirty-three years, Bruce Rennie devoted himself to cultivating art and drama activities at Rangitikei College in Marton. His spontaneous, energetic works reflected his teaching style and philosophy in equal measure, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Nova - New Additions to The Collection

From the everyday to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū. Nova showcases the stories and people behind selected art, taonga and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Excellence

"Excellence" showcases a selection of local Year 13 student art folios that have achieved NCEA with flying colours. It's an annual exhibition organised by the Manawatu Art Teachers Association (MATA) and supported by Te ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Rembrandt Remastered

An exhibition that digitally restores and reproduces 57 works by one of the most celebrated painters of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn. Presented in their original sizes, with their original colours, these ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2017, 28-Mar-2017, 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 31-Mar-2017, 01-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Rembrandt Afternoon Tea

Make your visit to Rembrandt Remastered memorable. Throughout the limited run, Te Manawa is pleased to offer an afternoon tea experience along with your gallery visit. Ticket includes admission to the Rembrandt ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Mar-2017, 30-Mar-2017, 05-Apr-2017, 06-Apr-2017, 12-Apr-2017, 19-Apr-2017 View more sessions

Art Classes for Adults

New in 2016, these classes are for adults looking to try something new and cut their artistic teeth. They blend experimentation with different techniques with a little bit of art history, and at the end of each one ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 31-Mar-2017, 07-Apr-2017, 14-Apr-2017, 21-Apr-2017, 28-Apr-2017, 05-May-2017 View more sessions

Manawatū Embroiderers' Guild

Join the skilled needles of the Embroiderers' Guild to pick up a few tips, join in on creative projects, or just for a chat!

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 02-Apr-2017, 07-May-2017, 04-Jun-2017

Rembrandt's Secrets

Discover the skeletons in the closet of Rembrandt van Rijn, one of the most celebrated painters of all time. Surrounded by 57 of Rembrandt's digitally remastered works, Rembrandt's Secrets is a fact-filled and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 08-Apr-2017, 22-Apr-2017

Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftsmen of the Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of art.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 08-Apr-2017, 13-May-2017, 10-Jun-2017

Highbury Weavers

Raranga, the art of weaving, embodies spiritual values & beliefs of Tangata Whenua. It symbolises meanings and memories handed down from ancestors and actions the concept of weaving peoples together - whanaungatanga. The ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 12-Apr-2017, 17-May-2017, 14-Jun-2017

Biscuits and Bullets

Baking and a dusty suitcase of memories combine to tell a moving story about one family's loss in World War One. Te Manawa is bringing back an Anzac Day favourite with two very special performances of Anna Bailey's ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-Apr-2017, 25-Apr-2017

The Exquisite Wound

A visual mōteatea or chant, bringing together verses (artworks) created between 2004 and 2017 of an intuitive metaphorical nature. This exhibition is the first presentation of the suite of works. It is an installation ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 11-May-2017, 12-May-2017, 13-May-2017, 14-May-2017, 15-May-2017, 16-May-2017 View more sessions

Making Waves: Stories of Courage and Hope

In “Making Waves: Stories of Courage and Hope”, six Pasifika Massey University students testify about the effects of climate change on their lives and loved ones. The film is a “call to action” about what ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-May-2017

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Edward VIII Coronation Tea Set
; Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd (estab. 1812); 1936-1937; 004 - 006Japanese ceremonial uniform
; Kirkcaldie and Stains Ltd, and L.P. Robert & Co. Ltd. (New Zealand, estab. 1874); 1897; 378Edwardian evening dress
; Unknown; c 1900; 93/128/24Tea cup and saucer
; 1925; 74/377/1  Armadillo's shell needle work basket; c.1912; 75/137
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Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam)
; 82/22/606Mounted Huia, 97/118/2New Zealand kingfisher - Halycon sancta or Kotare.
; 97/55/3Taxidermied morepork - Ninox novaeseelandiae - or Ruru.
; Rangitikei District; 97/55/4
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Black and white photograph of Moa footprints; Mr  Tremaine , George; 1912; 74/61/1

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