Nau mai Haere mai! Welcome to Te Manawa

 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!

Entry into the Museum is FREE



Check out what's on this week at Te Manawa:


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


This weekend: Discovery Time - Celebrate Spring! Saturday and Sunday, 10:30am-3pm. Free!

Kathryn McCool: The Map is not the Territory

Now open.



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

Come and join in!

$5 per session.


Netball Manawatu is now open! Come and shoot some hoops..!


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)





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) 






  • Kathryn McCool: The Map is not the Territory

    18 Oct - 18 Jan

    Manawatu Artist Kathryn McCool's photographic exhibition poses some interesting questions about doubt, fear and hope in suburban spaces. Features still imagery and film... 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
  • Conservation Week

    1 Nov - 9 Nov

    Explore, discover and take notice at Te Manawa for Conservation Week! Get your hands dirty as you fossick through rotting logs to find creepy crawlies destined for fish food,... Read More
  • Local History Week

    3 Nov - 9 Nov

    Local History Week 3-9 November, Brought to you by the Living Room of the City At Te Manawa: 4, 6 and 8 November: Behind the Scenes Tour of the Te Manawa... Read More