Nau mai Haere mai! Welcome to Te Manawa

Te Manawa is the cultural heart of a city that thrives on discovery – entertaining and inspiring people from all walks of life for more than 40 years. It’s more than a museum and a gallery. It’s a place where concepts and communities come together.


Aroha mai! You might find a few hiccups as we tinker with our website this month. We've got a big update coming soon which will make it easier for you to find out what's on at Te Manawa and plan your visit! Until then, you can connect with us on Facebook:



Weekend Discovery Time! Saturday and Sunday from 10am -3pm. Free.

'Explore, Create, Connect' with our Education Team

pdf WhatsOn2014OctExplore.pdf (2.57MB) 

Please feel free to read through the Te Manawa Museums Trust Statement of Intent for the Years End 30 June 2015, 2016 and 2017:

pdf TM Statement of Intent Budget 2014-15 V1.2... (0.50MB) 

  • Matatau

    22 Nov - 1 Mar

    For more than ten years Te Manawa has had the privilege of hosting the exhibition Matatau which showcases a selection of work by the undergraduate and post-graduate... Read More
  • Kermadec: Lines in the Ocean

    21 Mar - 21 Jun

    Nine artists in the South Pacific In May 2011 nine artists were invited to voyage upon the HMNZS Otago from Devonport Naval Base in Auckland, northward through the Kermadec... Read More
  • Sunlight: Ihi Komaru

    18 Apr - 16 Aug

    The Sun as you’ve never experienced it before! A brand-new interactive exhibition, Sunlight: Ihi Kōmaru is a fun, hands-on... Read More