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Manawatū Journeys

A journey through our shared history – the stories of the pioneers who shaped the land as we...

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Kids' TM

Kids TM is a vibrant, interactive, playful space at Te Manawa for children up to the age of...

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Te Awa - The River

Te Awa – The River, Heart of the Manawatū explores our river from different angles.

The...

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Heritage Building Tours

The Te Manawa site includes two historic buildings: the Awahou schoolhouse and the cottage,...

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Dino Dig

Weather permitting: The Dino dig is an outdoor garden with sandpits and tools in which kids can...

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NOA Open Studio

Come join NOA for twice-weekly facilitated drawing sessions in the Te Manawa foyer. NOA is both...

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Art Gallery - G2

Te Manawa stores part of its collections on 24 floor-to-ceiling racks. The racks hold objects...

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Art Gallery - G3

Gallery 3 – the heart of the Art Gallery building – has been re-imagined as a space to pause and...

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Active Tots

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

Nau mai, haere mai!...

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Mighty Small, Mighty Bright

This summer, take a hands-on journey through the science of light, lasers and nanotechnology...

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Animalia

An exhibition of artworks from the Te Manawa collection with an animal theme. Includes painting,...

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A Songless Land

Whanganui-based artist Sue Cooke’s new exhibition A Songless Land eulogises lost New Zealand...

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Mirror Magic

A favourite exhibition returns to Te Manawa!

A kaleidoscope of different experiences awaits in...

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Te Rangi Whenua

Te Taiwhanga o Te Rangi Whenua (Te Rangi Whenua Gallery) shares the stories of iwi groups in the...

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Water Room

The Water Room is setting sail with a new programme of activities that concentrates on learning...

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Tuesday Creative Kids

Our after-school art programme aims to inspire kids and let them express themselves using a...

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Friday Creative Kids

Our after-school art programme aims to inspire kids and let them express themselves using a...

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Science Explorers

Discover and unlock the secrets of the world around us! This term’s activities have a focus on...

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Manawatū Spinners' and Weavers' Guild

With wheel and spindle, loom and dye, needles and hook, Spinners’ and Weavers’ Guild members...

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Pancake Art Challenge

23 February is World Pancake Day, and we’re inviting you to our place to make a really...

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Manawatū Woodworkers' Guild

The craftspeople of the Manawatū Woodworkers’ Guild are masters of chisel and lathe. Come and...

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Fibre Fest

Come along for a day filled with fibre textiles and grab yourself a local bargain!

Sunday 8th...

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Curiosity Lab Chemistry Show

The Curiosity Lab presents amazing chemistry experiments with Dr Rafea Naffa that’ll blow your...

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Upcycling Club

Join the Upcycling team to see how one person’s trash can be made into your treasure. Turn...

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Stories

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Te Manawa CEO appointed to Te Papa board

5 DecCommunity

Te Manawa Chief Executive Andy Lowe is one of two newly appointed members to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa board, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage confirmed...

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A Summer of Science

26 NovExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

Te Manawa’s summer programme has launched with the opening of a new interactive science exhibition. Mighty Small, Mighty Bright focuses on the science of the very small. It was developed by...

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A matter of perspective

26 SepCommunity

Is it all in tatters! Should the art gallery split from Te Manawa? Should the Manawatū art gallery split from the Te Manawa Museum - essentially separating from science and technology in the...

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Learning

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Learning

Important information on Novel coronavirus

He pānui: Te huaketo

Important information on Novel coronavirus