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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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Toioho XX - 20 Years of Māori Visual Art

2015 is the 20th anniversary of Toioho ki Apiti, Māori Visual Art at Massey University in Palmerston North. Since its establishment in 1995 the programme has developed to include a full suite of tertiary degrees, from ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 View more sessions

Frida Kahlo - Her Photos

In 2016, images from Frida Kahlo’s personal and historic collection of photographs will be exhibited in New Zealand for the first time. Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History in Palmerston North, is the exclusive ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 View more sessions

KidsTM

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 they ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 View more sessions

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the 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: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 View more sessions

Fun and Fury

Fun and Fury aptly describes the work of Ewan McDougall. This neo-expressionist painter uses thick impasto and vivid colour to convey the wild abandon of his life in the 1960s-70s. From unbridled revelry and addiction ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 View more sessions

A Beautiful Destruction

Two artists influenced this exhibition of new work by Fran Dibble – W. M. Turner (1775-1851), who emphasised human vulnerability when confronted with the power of nature, and Adrian Villar Rojas (1980-) who selects ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 View more sessions

Power to the People

Up on the Keith Street hill sits the Electric Power Generation Station, a heritage-registered building filled with historic diesel engines, generators, power distribution, switch gear and much more. Power to the People, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 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: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 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: 05-May-2016, 06-May-2016, 07-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 09-May-2016, 10-May-2016 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: 06-May-2016, 13-May-2016, 20-May-2016, 27-May-2016, 03-Jun-2016, 10-Jun-2016 View more sessions

Woodworkers' Guild

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

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 07-May-2016, 11-Jun-2016, 09-Jul-2016, 13-Aug-2016, 10-Sep-2016, 08-Oct-2016 View more sessions

Frida's Album - A Puppet Show for All Ages

One day, when Frida Kahlo was six years old, she saw a door in the window of her bedroom and heard a little girl's laughter. Travel into the marvelous world she discovered with "Frida's Album". Full of energy, colour, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 12-May-2016, 12-May-2016, 20-May-2016, 21-May-2016, 21-May-2016, 21-May-2016 View more sessions

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: 20-May-2016, 20-Jun-2016, 20-Jul-2016, 20-Aug-2016, 20-Sep-2016, 20-Oct-2016 View more sessions

Guided Tours of "Frida Kahlo - Her Photos"

Add another dimension to your visit to "Frida Kahlo - Her Photos" by joining one of our guided tours. Te Manawa staff will talk you through the exhibition, discussing the people and places appearing in the photos and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 26-May-2016, 30-Jun-2016, 28-Jul-2016

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: 05-Jun-2016, 03-Jul-2016, 07-Aug-2016, 04-Sep-2016, 02-Oct-2016, 02-Nov-2016 View more sessions

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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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