Nau mai Haere mai! Welcome to Te Manawa


Entry into the Museum is FREE


Check out what's on this week at Te Manawa

Te Manawa Holiday Programme - Book Now!!

pdf WhatsOnOct14Hol.pdf (0.90MB) 

Creative Journeys are in the Te Manawa foyer every Tuesday from 10:30am - 2pm.  Come and create!


 DISCOVERY TIME - Saturday only 10:30-3pm.

Educational fun for the whole family!

As WOW starts this Thursday we will be looking at wearable art. So we will be designing outfits for our own paper dolls. They will also make their own accessories with unique features!




Yoga is currently held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12.30pm – 1.15pm

Come and join in!

$5 per session.


Pasifika: Treasures in the Manawatu now open!


Check out the flyers below for up-to-date information:

What's on at Te Manawa: 

 pdf WhatsOnWinter14Web.pdf (1.10MB)

'Explore, Create, Connect' with our Education Team pdf Explore2014Web.pdf (1.04MB)



Te Manawa is a place of ideas, exhibitions, and collaboration. Te Manawa is an Art Gallery, Museum and Science Centre, a meeting place, a party venue, a performance space. Te Manawa is for you and me, us and them, for strangers and locals, for travelers and residents, it is a place for everyone - come and make it your own!



  • Black River

    12 Jul - 11 Jan

    Black River – A collaboration in print and poetry Inspired by Ralph Hotere’s collaboration with poets, in particular Bill Manhire, and Michael... Read More
  • Liz Grant: From Gondwanaland to Gonewonderland

    19 Jul - 5 Oct

    From Gondwanaland to Gonewonderland is an exhibition of contrasts and illusions. Artist Liz Grant created a unique collection of bronze sculptures, combining the science... Read More
  • Mirror magic

    6 Jun - 12 Oct

    Mirrors are magic! Prepare to be dazzled as Mirror magic takes you beyond the looking glass and into the crazy back-to-front, upside down world of reflections and... Read More
  • Pasifika - Treasures in the Manawatu

    16 Aug - 25 Jan

    Explore what it is to be Pasifikia and living in the Manawatu - treasures from the community and Te Manawa collections.   Pasifika: Treasures in the Manawatu... Read More
  • Shigeyuki Kihara: Undressing the Pacific

    19 Jul - 9 Nov

    A native of Samoa, Shigeyuki Kihara is an interdisciplinary artist whose work engages in a variety of social, political and cultural issues. Often referencing and unearthing... Read More
  • Whare Taonga

    5 Jul - 27 Oct

    Whare Taonga: Alexis Neal and Rona Osborne A collaborative installation, Whare Taonga is a living breathing space where ideas of Whakapapa, Tikanga Maori and the sense of... Read More