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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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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: 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-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: 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-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: 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-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: 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-2017 View more sessions

The Topp Twins Exhibition

Synonymous with a small town, rural New Zealand and that Kiwi “can-do-attitude”, Lynda and Jools Topp are among New Zealand’s best-known entertainers. They’ve been cultural touchstones for more than 40 years, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-2017 View more sessions

Golden Dreams

Celebrating 40 years since the Manawatū Art Gallery opened on 3 July 1977, Golden Dreams provides a glimpse into landscape art collected by Te Manawa Museums Trust and Te Manawa Art Society and offers you the ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-2017 View more sessions

Painter

“Forever renegotiating his position, direction and even the very fact of his existence, Euan Macleod is himself the central figure in the vast majority of his paintings—marching, striding, studying the ground in ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-2017 View more sessions

SuperNova

SuperNova follows Nova by showcasing new stories and people behind selected art and objects acquired by Te Manawa between 2011 and 2016; this time the themes explored are ‘Te Awa/the river’, ‘Palmy at Play’ and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Oct-2017, 24-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 26-Oct-2017, 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-2017 View more sessions

NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone” - all are welcome!

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Oct-2017, 25-Oct-2017, 30-Oct-2017, 01-Nov-2017, 06-Nov-2017, 08-Nov-2017 View more sessions

Weekend Discovery Time

Join the Weekend Discovery Time team on their weekend-long journey of exploration and learning. Activities and crafts span the breadth of art, science and history, taking in things like robots, Shakespeare, cooking ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-2017, 03-Nov-2017, 04-Nov-2017, 10-Nov-2017, 11-Nov-2017 View more sessions

Woodwork Sale & Exhibition

With Christmas coming, nothing beats a handcrafted gift - whether it's a children's toy that will last generations, or a stunning one-off art piece for that difficult-to-buy-for friend. There's nothing quite like the ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 27-Oct-2017, 28-Oct-2017

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: 28-Oct-2017, 25-Nov-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. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 01-Nov-2017, 05-Dec-2017

Matatau

Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti - Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around mana tangata (the power, or authority, of the people) are explored with a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 03-Nov-2017, 04-Nov-2017, 05-Nov-2017, 06-Nov-2017, 07-Nov-2017, 08-Nov-2017 View more sessions

Floor Talk - Matatau

Discuss the works displayed in the Matatau exhibition with the BMVA graduates who made them.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 04-Nov-2017

Local History Week - Manawatū Standard Negative Collection

The Ian Matheson City Archives has recently been donated the Manawatū Standard negative collection covering the 1950s to 1990s. This talk will cover its acquisition, potential challenges working with such a large ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-Nov-2017

Local History Week - Mina McKenzie Memorial Lecture

The Presence of the Past: Museums and Material Culture in processes of Historical Apology. If one theme characterises New Zealand’s recent history, it is the process of apology, or saying sorry for historical ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 06-Nov-2017

Local History Week Opening Ceremony

All is welcome to this Journal of History talk. Speaker: Jill White Best Local History Book Award for July 2015 to June 2017 awarded by the Palmerston North Heritage Trust. Refreshments sponsored by the Manawatū ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-Nov-2017

Local History Week - Sport and Recreation In PN During 1960s

From the newly opened Lido and Miniature Railway, to New Zealand’s first rugby museum, Palmerstonians experienced a leisure boom in the 1960s as public and private operators created new opportunities for its citizens ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 06-Nov-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: 11-Nov-2017, 09-Dec-2017

6148 Cups of Coffee

This exhibition will showcase portfolio projects from students in their final year of study from UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI). Each student’s project is self-directed and will be an accumulation ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Nov-2017, 24-Nov-2017, 25-Nov-2017, 26-Nov-2017, 27-Nov-2017, 28-Nov-2017 View more sessions

Manawatu Walking Festival

The Manawatu Walking Festival has 12 different guided walks catering for all fitness types. The festival starts with a Sunset Beach walk and ends on Sunday with an award-winning Vineyard walk with picnic lunch and a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018 View more sessions

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