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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
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


Facilities
Wheelchair accessParkingFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets



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Farewell Zealandia: Forgotten Kiwi Songs of WW1

The forgotten Kiwi songs of World War One tell the story of what it meant to be a New Zealander living through the turmoil and tragedy at the time. Commemorating campaigns and battles as well as life on the home ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Jul-2015, 30-Jul-2015, 31-Jul-2015, 01-Aug-2015, 02-Aug-2015, 03-Aug-2015 View more sessions

Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru

Discover the secrets of the sun! Discover the secrets of the Sun in a fun new interactive exhibition for all ages, that shows how light has shaped the world around us. Sunlight – Ihi Kōmaru brings new life to the ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Jul-2015, 30-Jul-2015, 31-Jul-2015, 01-Aug-2015, 02-Aug-2015, 03-Aug-2015 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 Kids the chance to learn through play as ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Jul-2015, 30-Jul-2015, 31-Jul-2015, 01-Aug-2015, 02-Aug-2015, 03-Aug-2015 View more sessions

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū

Te Awa - The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from a variety of 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: 29-Jul-2015, 30-Jul-2015, 31-Jul-2015, 01-Aug-2015, 02-Aug-2015, 03-Aug-2015 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: 29-Jul-2015, 30-Jul-2015, 31-Jul-2015, 01-Aug-2015, 02-Aug-2015, 03-Aug-2015 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: 29-Jul-2015, 30-Jul-2015, 31-Jul-2015, 01-Aug-2015, 02-Aug-2015, 03-Aug-2015 View more sessions

The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy

A Micronaut in the Wide World: The Imaginative Life and Times of Graham Percy rediscovers the life and work of one of New Zealand's most talented and original artists Graham Percy lived in London for most of his life, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Jul-2015, 30-Jul-2015, 31-Jul-2015, 01-Aug-2015, 02-Aug-2015, 03-Aug-2015 View more sessions

Pioneer Highway: New Paintings by Tim Croucher

Tim Croucher explores the family drives and Sunday outings of his years growing up in Manawatū. This exhibition comprises a suite of paintings that mingle historical, pastoral, and imaginary situations; it is a tender ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Jul-2015, 30-Jul-2015, 31-Jul-2015, 01-Aug-2015, 02-Aug-2015, 03-Aug-2015 View more sessions

National Geographic Presents: 50 Greatest Photographs

For the first time ever The National Geographic brings 50 of its greatest photographs to New Zealand. Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History is one of only two New Zealand venues to host the international ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 07-Aug-2015, 08-Aug-2015, 09-Aug-2015, 10-Aug-2015, 11-Aug-2015, 12-Aug-2015 View more sessions

Biscuits and Bullets

Baking and a dusty suitcase of memories combine to tell a moving story about one family's loss in World War One. Performed in the historic Totaranui Cottage, "Biscuits and Bullets" is a puppet show for ages seven and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 08-Aug-2015, 14-Aug-2015, 21-Aug-2015, 28-Aug-2015, 29-Aug-2015

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: 19-Aug-2015, 16-Sep-2015, 14-Oct-2015, 18-Nov-2015, 16-Dec-2015

Balls, Bullets & Boots Exhibition

Opening on the 22nd August, the Balls, Bullets and Boots exhibition takes you from rugby field to battlefield and back, exploring the impact the hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 21-Aug-2015, 22-Aug-2015, 23-Aug-2015, 24-Aug-2015, 25-Aug-2015, 26-Aug-2015 View more sessions

Sunlight: Puppet Workshop

Join Puppeteer Anna Bailey from String Bean Puppets and make your own sun string puppet that will shine and sparkle in the sunlight then learn how to make them dance. Part of our Sunlight season of events to support ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 22-Aug-2015

Sunday Concert Series

2015 Sunday Concert Series, Te Manawa Art Gallery 2.30pm - Concerts are held in the gallery upstairs. Lift available. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Admission by donation July 26: Chris Dann, piano ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 30-Aug-2015, 20-Sep-2015

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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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