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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
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

Wheelchair accessParkingFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets


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Excellence: Top Art from Manawatu

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

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 02-Mar-2015, 03-Mar-2015, 04-Mar-2015, 05-Mar-2015, 06-Mar-2015, 07-Mar-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: 20-Mar-2015, 20-Apr-2015, 20-May-2015, 20-Jun-2015

Rangitahua: Volcanoes in the Sea

The geology and bio-diversity of the Kermadec Islands and their conservation values.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 20-Mar-2015, 20-Apr-2015, 20-May-2015, 07-Jun-2015

Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru

Sunlight: Ihi Komaru is a fun, hands-on, interactive touring exhibition that tells the story of sunlight. Young and old will learn how light is created in the Sun, how fast light travels, how it behaves and reacts to ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 17-Apr-2015, 17-May-2015, 17-Jun-2015, 17-Jul-2015, 15-Aug-2015

Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1

Farewell Zealandia is an exhibition that looks at World War One through the eyes of 26 Kiwi songwriters who experienced those turbulent years of 1914 to 1918. Some of the songwriters are soldiers while others are ...

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
; 1925; 74/377/1 Sanitarioum Marmite Jar , c 1910-1950's.
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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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