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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
Fax number icon64-6-358 3552
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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Kermadec: Lines in the Ocean

Nine artists in the South Pacific In May 2011 nine artists were invited to voyage upon the HMNZS Otago from Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, northward through the Kermadec region, towards the Kingdom of Tonga. The ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2015, 28-Mar-2015, 29-Mar-2015, 30-Mar-2015, 31-Mar-2015, 01-Apr-2015 View more sessions

Excellence: Top Art from Manawatu

Secondary School art folios that gained an "Excellence" mark in last year's external examinations.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2015, 28-Mar-2015

Rangitahua: Volcanoes in the Sea

The Kermadec Islands are a noted conservation site and have been protected by the New Zealand government since 1937. A marine reserve was established in 1990. The islands are volcanic islands situated along the Kermadec ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2015, 28-Mar-2015, 29-Mar-2015, 30-Mar-2015, 31-Mar-2015, 01-Apr-2015 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 Kids the chance to learn through play as ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2015, 28-Mar-2015, 29-Mar-2015, 30-Mar-2015, 31-Mar-2015, 01-Apr-2015 View more sessions

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from a variety of 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-2015, 28-Mar-2015, 29-Mar-2015, 30-Mar-2015, 31-Mar-2015, 01-Apr-2015 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-2015, 28-Mar-2015, 29-Mar-2015, 30-Mar-2015, 31-Mar-2015, 01-Apr-2015 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-2015, 28-Mar-2015, 29-Mar-2015, 30-Mar-2015, 31-Mar-2015, 01-Apr-2015 View more sessions

Pasifika - Treasures in the Manawatu

Open Daily in the Gallery. Explore what it is to be Pasifika and living in the Manawatū through stories and objects, from both the community and Te Manawa collections. Featuring audio visual profiles and interviews, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Mar-2015, 28-Mar-2015, 29-Mar-2015, 30-Mar-2015, 31-Mar-2015, 01-Apr-2015 View more sessions

Dinosaur Footprints: A Story of Discovery

See first-hand the footprints of the giants that walked our land! 'Dinosaur Footprints: a Story of Discovery' features three footprints discovered in Late Cretaceous coastal sandstone rocks in northwest Nelson. They are ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 03-Apr-2015, 04-Apr-2015, 05-Apr-2015, 06-Apr-2015, 07-Apr-2015, 08-Apr-2015 View more sessions

School Holiday Programmes

Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History has a range of fun activities for your family these April School Holidays. Go back in time and discover the giants that used to walk the Earth. See their footprints, or ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 04-Apr-2015, 06-Apr-2015, 07-Apr-2015, 08-Apr-2015, 09-Apr-2015, 10-Apr-2015 View more sessions

Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru

The Sun as you’ve never experienced it before... Discover the secrets of the Sun in a fun new interactive show for all ages, that tells the story of light and how it has shaped the world around us for millions of ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 17-Apr-2015, 18-Apr-2015, 19-Apr-2015, 20-Apr-2015, 21-Apr-2015, 22-Apr-2015 View more sessions

Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1

The forgotten Kiwi songs of World War One tell the story of what it meant to be a New Zealander living through the turmoil and tragedy at the time. Commemorating campaigns and battles as well as life on the home ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 24-Apr-2015, 25-Apr-2015, 26-Apr-2015, 27-Apr-2015, 28-Apr-2015, 29-Apr-2015 View more sessions

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Edward VIII Coronation Tea SetJapanese ceremonial uniform of Arthur Stanhope Aldrich Edwardian evening dress of Mrs Emily Jane Mildon (nee Whitley)Tea cup and saucer
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Mollusc Shell - Tridacna gigas (Giant clam)
; 82/22/606Mounted Huia, 97/118/2New Zealand kingfisher - Halycon sancta or Kotare.Collection of Te Manawa Museums TrustMorepork, Ninox  novaeseelandiae, Ruru
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Black and white photograph of Moa footprints; Mr  Tremaine , George; 1912; 74/61/1

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