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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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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-May-2015, 25-May-2015, 26-May-2015, 27-May-2015, 28-May-2015, 29-May-2015 View more sessions

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: 24-May-2015, 25-May-2015, 26-May-2015, 27-May-2015, 28-May-2015, 29-May-2015 View more sessions

Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru

Discover the secrets of the sun! Discover the secrets of the Sun in a fun new interactive exhibition for all ages, that shows how light has shaped the world around us. Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru brings new life to the ...

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

Sunlight: Aztec Calendar, Sun and Light, Matter of Life

Join H.E. Leonora Rueda, Ambassador of Mexico for an engaging public talk on the Aztec Calendar as part of the events programme to support "Sunlight - Ihi Komaru", an interactive exhibition that tells the story of how ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 28-May-2015

Sunlight: The Solar Telescope

The Palmerston North Astronomical Society presents: Solar Viewing in the Te Manawa courtyard 12 - 2pm (weather permitting). "The Sun is the centerpiece of our Solar System. It is the source of energy of all life on ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 30-May-2015

Weekend Discovery Time

Saturday & Sunday Our weekend educators run a variety of free activities every Saturday and Sunday at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History. Keep an eye on our website or facebook page for regular updates on ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-May-2015, 30-May-2015, 05-Jun-2015, 06-Jun-2015, 12-Jun-2015, 13-Jun-2015 View more sessions

Queen's Birthday Celebration

Saturday 30 May Celebrate Queen’s Birthday weekend fun day! Take a seat on the Royal chair that the Queen sat on in her royal visit to Palmerston North in 1954. View some of the royal visit collection items, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-May-2015

Nightlight: Te Manawa After Dark

Nightlight: Te Manawa After Dark Step inside Te Manawa after dark and go on a UV Light Hunt through the museum and participate in a range of activities and games in a special event after 'usual' closing time! $5.00 ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 12-Jun-2015

Sunlight: Puppet Workshop

Join Puppeteer Anna Bailey from String Bean Puppets and make your own sun string puppet that will shine and sparkle in the sunlight then learn how to make them dance. Part of our Sunlight season of events to support ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Jun-2015, 25-Jul-2015

Te Ahi Kai Ata O Matariki - Dawn Ceremony

Matariki is the time when we remember those who have passed on and welcome the Māori New Year. The fires of Puanga and Matariki will be lit, with taonga pūoro, haka, karakia, waiata, storytelling and mihimihi in a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 20-Jun-2015

Sunday Concert Series

2015 Sunday Concert Series, Te Manawa Art Gallery 2.30pm - Concerts are held in the gallery upstairs. Lift available. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Admission by donation 24 May: Pamela Dowsett, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 28-Jun-2015

Antony & Cleopatra

After the success of Julius Caesar: Rome Inc., in 2013 and Othello last year, ProperJob Productions is bringing tragedy back to Te Manawa in 2015 with Antony & Cleopatra, Shakespeare's timeless tale of the consequences ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 09-Jul-2015, 10-Jul-2015, 11-Jul-2015, 12-Jul-2015, 16-Jul-2015, 17-Jul-2015 View more sessions

Balls, Bullets & Boots Exhibition

A New Zealand Rugby Museum exhibition commemorating World War One - opens on 22nd August 2015 thru to November 2015 and then touring nationally.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 21-Aug-2015, 22-Aug-2015, 23-Aug-2015, 24-Aug-2015, 25-Aug-2015, 26-Aug-2015 View more sessions

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