Whangarei Art Museum Te Manawa Toi

The Art Museum opened in June 1996 in an historic Arts and Crafts building in beautiful Cafler Park adjacent to the cultural amenities of Forum North Theatre and the Conservatory and Fernery. In September 2011 the art museum moved to their new premisies at Te manawa _ The hub the beautiful Towm basin Dent St.m, Whangarei and our name changed to Whanagrei Art museum Te Manawa Toi.

The Whangarei art Museum is the public gallery of the Whangarei city and district and custodian of the extensive city historic, modern and contempoary art collection and also includes rare historic paintings from the Arboretum collection and also holds the Te Waka - Drummond photographic collection.

The Museum is also the venue for national touring exhibitions and internally curated exhibitions and public programmes and changes exhibition every 8 weeks approximetly.

Contact Details

P O Box 1024, Whangarei 0140

64-9-430 4240



Director: Scott Pothan. Staff: Maree A Saunders BFA Steve Biggins BAA Jo Makara.

Visitor Information

Te Manawa - The Hub, Town Basin, Dent St.,Whangarei.

Monday to Sunday 10am-4.00pm Closed Christmas Day Boxing Day and Good Friday

Koha - Gold Coin


Function space

Membership club


Public programmes

Reference library


Wheelchair access

-35.72533 174.32623 16 Whangarei Art Museum Te Manawa Toi