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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: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-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: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-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: 13-Feb-2016, 12-Mar-2016, 09-Apr-2016, 07-May-2016, 11-Jun-2016, 09-Jul-2016 View more sessions

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: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-2016 View more sessions

A Visual Thing

"A Visual Thing" features talent emerging from the Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI) programme at UCOL, a degree that lets students explore their creativity while developing practical and professional industry ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-2016 View more sessions

Dust Devils - 85 Years of Palmerston North Speedway

Speedway is central to Manawatu culture, drawing huge crowds decade in, decade out. Dust Devils is a new exhibition, developed at Te Manawa, celebrating 85 years of engine-revving, metal-shredding action at the Arena. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-2016 View more sessions

Matatau

For over ten years Te Manawa has had the privilege of hosting Matatau, an exhibition showcasing a selection of work by the graduating students from Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, the School of Māori Art, Knowledge and Education at ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-2016 View more sessions

Toi Whenua

Toi Whenua gathers together graduates of the Toioho Ki Āpiti programme, who weave the produce of the land and give form to the earth that is the essence of ira tangata, our life essence.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-2016 View more sessions

The Storm Beneath the Calm

Annabel Neall's interest in depicting landscape and geological forms was inspired by her privileged access to geological conferences and field trips all over the world, accompanying her husband, a geologist and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-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: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-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: 13-Feb-2016, 14-Feb-2016, 15-Feb-2016, 16-Feb-2016, 17-Feb-2016, 18-Feb-2016 View more sessions

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: 06-Mar-2016, 03-Apr-2016, 01-May-2016, 05-Jun-2016, 03-Jul-2016, 07-Aug-2016 View more sessions

Women's Day Parade and Picnic

Celebrate. Share. Laugh. Come and join us in our Celebration of International Women's Day 2016. We will be meeting in the courtyard at Te Manawa for a midday departure. We will be parading to and around the ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 07-Mar-2016

Excellence

"Excellence" showcases a selection of local Year 13 student art folios that have achieved NCEA with flying colours. It's an annual exhibition organised by the Manawatu Art Teachers Association (MATA) and supported by Te ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 11-Mar-2016, 12-Mar-2016, 13-Mar-2016, 14-Mar-2016, 15-Mar-2016, 16-Mar-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: 18-Mar-2016, 19-Mar-2016, 20-Mar-2016, 21-Mar-2016, 22-Mar-2016, 23-Mar-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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