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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: 18-Nov-2017, 19-Nov-2017, 20-Nov-2017, 21-Nov-2017, 22-Nov-2017, 23-Nov-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: 18-Nov-2017, 19-Nov-2017, 20-Nov-2017, 21-Nov-2017, 22-Nov-2017, 23-Nov-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: 18-Nov-2017, 19-Nov-2017, 20-Nov-2017, 21-Nov-2017, 22-Nov-2017, 23-Nov-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: 18-Nov-2017, 19-Nov-2017, 20-Nov-2017, 21-Nov-2017, 22-Nov-2017, 23-Nov-2017 View more sessions

SuperNova

SuperNova follows Nova by showcasing new stories and people behind selected art and objects acquired by Te Manawa between 2011 and 2016; this time the themes explored are ‘Te Awa/the river’, ‘Palmy at Play’ and ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 18-Nov-2017, 19-Nov-2017, 20-Nov-2017, 21-Nov-2017, 22-Nov-2017, 23-Nov-2017 View more sessions

Matatau

Be first in to see a range of works by graduating students of Toioho ki Āpiti - Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts, Massey University. Themes around mana tangata (the power, or authority, of the people) are explored with a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 18-Nov-2017, 19-Nov-2017, 20-Nov-2017, 21-Nov-2017, 22-Nov-2017, 23-Nov-2017 View more sessions

Art Chat

Join the Te Manawa Art Society as they discuss our latest exhibitions.

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 21-Nov-2017

NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for “an area without restriction, safe and open for everyone” - all are welcome!

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 20-Nov-2017, 22-Nov-2017, 27-Nov-2017, 29-Nov-2017, 04-Dec-2017, 06-Dec-2017 View more sessions

6148 Cups of Coffee

This exhibition will showcase portfolio projects from students in their final year of study from UCOL’s Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging (BAVI). Each student’s project is self-directed and will be an accumulation ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 23-Nov-2017, 24-Nov-2017, 25-Nov-2017, 26-Nov-2017, 27-Nov-2017, 28-Nov-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: 18-Nov-2017, 24-Nov-2017, 25-Nov-2017, 02-Dec-2017, 08-Dec-2017, 09-Dec-2017 View more sessions

Le Beaujolais Nouveau - Wine Tasting

Le Beaujolais nouveau est arrivé! It's Beaujolais Nouveau Time! That wine which is never released before the third Thursday of November has arrived. Every year, in France and all around the world, the arrival of this ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 25-Nov-2017

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: 25-Nov-2017, 24-Feb-2018, 24-Mar-2018, 28-Apr-2018, 26-May-2018, 23-Jun-2018 View more sessions

Brick Flicks

Brick Flicks brings together photography and hands-on creativity using Lego, the world's most popular toy. Photographer Warren Elsmore has recreated iconic movie scenes using LEGO bricks and minifigs; to this Te Manawa ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 30-Nov-2017, 01-Dec-2017, 02-Dec-2017, 03-Dec-2017, 04-Dec-2017, 05-Dec-2017 View more sessions

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: 05-Dec-2017, 06-Feb-2018, 06-Mar-2018, 03-Apr-2018, 01-May-2018, 05-Jun-2018 View more sessions

Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftspeople 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: 09-Dec-2017, 10-Feb-2018, 10-Mar-2018, 07-Apr-2018, 12-May-2018, 09-Jun-2018 View more sessions

Board Games At the Museum

Join our region's thriving board game community at this 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: 09-Dec-2017

Manawatu Walking Festival

The Manawatu Walking Festival has 12 different guided walks catering for all fitness types. The festival starts with a Sunset Beach walk and ends on Sunday with an award-winning Vineyard walk with picnic lunch and a ...

Region:Palmerston North
Dates: 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018, 09-Mar-2018 View more sessions

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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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