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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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Black River: A Collaboration in Print and Poetry

Inspired by Ralph Hotere’s collaboration with poets, in particular Bill Manhire, and Michael Parekowhai’s reference to the river in his piano He Korero Pūrākau mō Te Awanui o Te Motu: story of a New Zealand river, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Dec-2014, 20-Dec-2014, 21-Dec-2014, 22-Dec-2014, 23-Dec-2014, 24-Dec-2014 View more sessions


Pasifika - Treasures in the Manawatu Explore what it is to be Pasifika and living in the Manawatu - treasures from the community and Te Manawa collections.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Dec-2014, 20-Dec-2014, 21-Dec-2014, 22-Dec-2014, 23-Dec-2014, 24-Dec-2014 View more sessions

He Ara Tae - A Pathway of Colour: Introductory Workshop

He Ara Tae – a Pathway of Colour : Workshop and Get together All welcome to be involved in this community mixed ability show – come along to find out more and get involved. A REACT production to be staged February ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 11-Jan-2015

Living Colour Lecture

A living colour floor talk by Brenda Gael Smith of Serendipity Patchwork and quilting. Brenda is one of our many tutors at the 2015 Manawatu Quilt Symposium. Living Colour Floor Talk An element of serendipity is ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Jan-2015

Waitangi Day

Commemorate the 175th anniversary of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi at Te Manawa Museum and Gallery in Palmerston North. The day includes food stalls, games, workshops and activities, and a free concert featuring ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 05-Feb-2015

Welcome Fireside Event - Manawatu Walking Festival

Held at Te Manawa, the museum of Art, Science and History – this unique fireside welcome allows you to meet fellow walkers, catch up with old friends and make new ones. Relax around the open fire while enjoying a hot ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 20-Feb-2015

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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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