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.


Waitangi Day Commemoration
Friday 6 February
Save the date - Family event featuring activities, workshops, food and free concert -more details coming soon.



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) 

  • Collected Fictions

    18 Nov - 22 Feb

    Paul Cullen, Julia Morison, Erica van Zon, Suji Park, Glen Hayward, Gareth Williams Collected Fictions features six objects from Te Manawa�s extensive... Read More
  • 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
  • Uku Rere: Nga Kaihanga Uku and beyond

    22 Nov - 15 Feb

    UKU RERE Nga Kaihanga Uku and beyond Uku Rere: Nga Kaihanga Uku & beyond is a twenty-seven year survey of contemporary ceramics by Baye Riddell, Manos Nathan,... Read More

    6 Feb

    TE RA O WAITANGI / COMMEMORATING WAITANGI DAY  PALMERSTON NORTHTIME: 12.00NOON – 7.00PMTE MANAWA MUSEUM, 326 MAIN ST Commemorate the 175th anniversary of... Read More
  • Te Okiwa

    24 Jan - 15 Feb

    Te Ōkiwa Ko tēnei tau e 2015 te huringa o ngā tau 175 mai i te waitohutanga o te Tiriti o Waitangi. Ka tūhura te kohinga Te Ōkiwa a A.R.... Read More
  • The Happy Bicycle Seat

    22 Jan

    Kenneth Bringzen, Emeritus Professor of Design at the University of Linkoping in Sweden, will be at Te Manawa to give a free talk about his Better Bicycle Seat, also... Read More