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 this weekend - we are looking at climate change. Come and play games and help us to do our own experiments to understand climate change.



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