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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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The Horses Stayed Behind

Ten thousand New Zealand horses departed our shores to help our soldiers in WW1. Only a handful returned. Artist Cat Auburn commemorates their service and sacrifice with a large installation featuring Victorian-style ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017

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: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017, 28-May-2017, 29-May-2017, 30-May-2017 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: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017, 28-May-2017, 29-May-2017, 30-May-2017 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: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017, 28-May-2017, 29-May-2017, 30-May-2017 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: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017, 28-May-2017, 29-May-2017, 30-May-2017 View more sessions

Bruce Rennie - The Generous Heart

For thirty-three years, Bruce Rennie devoted himself to cultivating art and drama activities at Rangitikei College in Marton. His spontaneous, energetic works reflected his teaching style and philosophy in equal measure, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017

Nova - New Additions to The Collection

From the everyday to the extraordinary, the collections at Te Manawa are full of treasures that reflect past and present life in the Manawatū. Nova showcases the stories and people behind selected art, taonga and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017

The Exquisite Wound

The Exquisite Wound is an interdisciplinary installation by visual artist Rebecca Swan in collaboration with composer Charlie Ha, engineer Peter Swan, light artist Peter Stoneham, and scientist David Shillington. The ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017, 28-May-2017, 29-May-2017, 30-May-2017 View more sessions

The Topp Twins Exhibition

Synonymous with a small town, rural New Zealand and that Kiwi “can-do-attitude”, Lynda and Jools Topp are among New Zealand’s best-known entertainers. They’ve been cultural touchstones for more than 40 years, ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017, 28-May-2017, 29-May-2017, 30-May-2017 View more sessions

Weekend Discovery Time

Join the Weekend Discovery Time team on their weekend-long journey of exploration and learning. Activities and crafts span the breadth of art, science and history, taking in things like robots, Shakespeare, cooking ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017, 02-Jun-2017, 03-Jun-2017, 09-Jun-2017, 10-Jun-2017 View more sessions

Butch: A Photographic Exploration by Rachel Hoskin

A social project of reaction to Butch women in 2017 by photographer Rachel Hoskin. Come along to see big images of fantastic butch women. Open daily in the Te Manawa Atrium.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-May-2017, 26-May-2017, 27-May-2017, 28-May-2017, 29-May-2017, 30-May-2017 View more sessions

Manawatū 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-Jun-2017

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. ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 06-Jun-2017, 04-Jul-2017, 01-Aug-2017, 05-Sep-2017, 03-Oct-2017, 01-Nov-2017 View more sessions

Ngā Kete Toi

This exhibition showcases the work of students, graduates and tutors of the Bachelor of Māori Arts degree in weaving at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, in Palmerston North. Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is unique in that we are ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 08-Jun-2017, 09-Jun-2017, 10-Jun-2017, 11-Jun-2017, 12-Jun-2017, 13-Jun-2017 View more sessions

Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftsmen of the Manawatū 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-Jun-2017

Board Games At the Museum

Join our region's thriving board game community at this new, bi-monthly open day. Learn to fly an X-Wing! Explore new lands and trade with your friends in Settlers of Catan and other modern board game classics. See ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 10-Jun-2017, 12-Aug-2017, 07-Oct-2017, 09-Dec-2017, 10-Feb-2018, 07-Apr-2018 View more sessions

Public Talk: Twin Psychology From Birth to Adulthood

In this talk, Keri Cheetham and Maree Brannigan of Tātai Angitu at Massey University present a look at the psychology of twins. The Topp Twins are New Zealand's most recognisable set of twins, with a strong presence ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 20-Jul-2017

Public Talk: Rural Women of New Zealand

Agriculture has long been the backbone of New Zealand, and at it heart are the rural women of New Zealand, busily growing dynamic communities. Rural Women New Zealand connects the rural community through social ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 19-Oct-2017

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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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