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Kids TM

Open daily, Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of eight and their caregivers. One of our...

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Te Awa – The River – Heart of Manawatū

Te Awa – The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles: meet our local wildlife, learn about the river's history,...

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Te Rangi Whenua

Open daily, Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares the stories of iwi groups in the Manawatū, Rangitīkei and Horowhenua...

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Manawatū Journeys

Open Daily, a journey through our shared history - the stories and of the pioneers who shaped the land as we know it today. The Manawatū has...

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Manawatū Embroiderers' Guild

Join the skilled needles of the Embroiderers' Guild to pick up a few tips, join in on creative projects or just for a chat!

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NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both an acronym for Notes Of Art and Te Reo for...

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftspeople of the Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and see them transform chunks of wood into works of...

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Active Tots

A programme for the under-5s, focused on self-directed play and exploration.

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Weekend Discovery Time

Join the Weekend Discovery Time team on their weekend-long journey of exploration and learning. Activities and crafts span the breadth of art,...

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Water Room

The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning through play for toddlers and young children. It...

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The Secrets of Mona Lisa

Even for those who have been lucky enough to admire the Mona Lisa herself in Paris, "The Secrets of Mona Lisa" paints her in a new and...

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Mona Lisa Tours

Join Leonardi Da Vinci (actor Ken Benn) to uncover “The Secrets of Mona Lisa.” Leonardo da Vinci appears in person to share tales from his...

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Highbury Weavers

Raranga, the art of weaving, embodies spiritual values & beliefs of Tangata Whenua. It symbolises meanings and memories handed down from...

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The Mermaid's Song

A whimsical adventure for the whole family emerges from a well travelled suitcase, and a fishing trip takes a magical turn when a lonely fisherman...

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Mona Lisa Talks

See the Mona Lisa in a new light with our series of informative talks looking at the history, mythology and care of the world's most famous...

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The Red Cross During Two World Wars

Two key foundation principles of the Red Cross were its neutrality and impartiality, alongside its basic assumption of humanity shown to all....

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Da Vinci Desserts

Explore The Secrets of Mona Lisa exhibition with a little something extra. Enjoy a curated selection of five French and Italian treats and a glass...

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Mona Lisa Breakfasts

Start your day with an exclusive viewing of The Secrets of Mona Lisa and a Continental Breakfast. A Continental Breakfast is a lighter-style...

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Stories

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The truth about booths

8 JulCollections / Exhibitions

Museums often house preserved examples of endangered or extinct species. Te Manawa’s collection includes tui, kereru – even a huia. Yet it is to a different kind of rarity that we turn our...

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The Art of Flying

30 May

Museums are an endless source of interest and fascination, as a single collection item can spin the viewer off on numerous historical tangents. Take this painting, for example; normally housed...

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An Unbreakable Bond

9 MayCollections / Community / Exhibitions

A new exhibition at Te Manawa of art by Polish soldiers aims to highlight an unexpected Manawatū connection to the Second World War. New Zealand soldiers overseas received regular parcels and...

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Art Gallery Renewal Project

Whare Toi - He mahi whakarite

Art Gallery Renewal Project

Te Manawa 2025

Te Manawa 2025