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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: 29-Aug-2016, 30-Aug-2016, 31-Aug-2016, 01-Sep-2016, 02-Sep-2016, 03-Sep-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: 29-Aug-2016, 30-Aug-2016, 31-Aug-2016, 01-Sep-2016, 02-Sep-2016, 03-Sep-2016 View more sessions

Inspired By

An exhibition featuring works by Creative Journeys artists in response to the Te Manawa Art Collection. Inspiring, colourful and inclusive, this exhibition celebrates the work of a group of artists "inspired by" during ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Aug-2016, 30-Aug-2016, 31-Aug-2016, 01-Sep-2016, 02-Sep-2016, 03-Sep-2016 View more sessions

The Human Expression

An exhibition by Dannevirke-based artist John Lawrence exploring facial physiognomy and the human need to alter, decorate and transform one's appearance. Influenced by Picasso and other artists’ portraiture and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Aug-2016, 30-Aug-2016, 31-Aug-2016, 01-Sep-2016, 02-Sep-2016, 03-Sep-2016 View more sessions

Visible: 60 Women At 60

Who says women become invisible at 60? Wellington photographer and author Jenny O’Connor’s powerful portraits of 60 women in their 60th year, allow a glimpse into the personal experience of being a woman in her '60s ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 29-Aug-2016, 30-Aug-2016, 31-Aug-2016, 01-Sep-2016, 02-Sep-2016, 03-Sep-2016 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: 29-Aug-2016, 30-Aug-2016, 31-Aug-2016, 01-Sep-2016, 02-Sep-2016, 03-Sep-2016 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: 29-Aug-2016, 30-Aug-2016, 31-Aug-2016, 01-Sep-2016, 02-Sep-2016, 03-Sep-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: 02-Sep-2016, 09-Sep-2016, 16-Sep-2016, 14-Oct-2016, 21-Oct-2016, 28-Oct-2016 View more sessions

Nova

From the every day to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū. Here we showcase the stories and people behind selected art, taonga and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 02-Sep-2016, 03-Sep-2016, 04-Sep-2016, 05-Sep-2016, 06-Sep-2016, 07-Sep-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: 04-Sep-2016, 02-Oct-2016, 02-Nov-2016, 04-Dec-2016

Reflections

'Reflections' is the final national exhibition of the New Zealand Porcelain Artists Association, which for the past 28 years has represented the interests of its members and supported the art of porcelain painting. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 09-Sep-2016, 10-Sep-2016, 11-Sep-2016, 12-Sep-2016, 13-Sep-2016, 14-Sep-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: 10-Sep-2016, 08-Oct-2016, 12-Nov-2016, 10-Dec-2016

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-Sep-2016, 20-Oct-2016, 20-Nov-2016

Junior Bots School Holiday Programme

Come and discover the fun and possibilities of technology at Te Manawa’s new robotics programme! Suitable for children in school years 6-8 (9-13-year-olds), your child will be building, programming and driving their ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-Sep-2016, 27-Sep-2016, 29-Sep-2016

Bigger Bots School Holiday Programme

Come and discover the fun and possibilities of technology at Te Manawa’s new robotics programme! Suitable for children in school years 9-13 (13 to 18-year-olds), your child will be building, programming and driving ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 02-Oct-2016, 04-Oct-2016, 06-Oct-2016

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; Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd (estab. 1812); 1936-1937; 004 - 006Japanese ceremonial uniform
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; 1925; 74/377/1 Marmite jar
; Sanitarium; c 1910 - 1950's; 81/113/9
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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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