Te Manawa is open under strict Level 2 guidelines. This means that our Tamariki/kids’ spaces and any exhibitions with high interactivity are currently still closed while we implement increased hygiene and physical distancing procedures. We hope to reopen them soon in a way that keeps our visitors and staff safe.
In the meantime, check out our special online bubble where you can play, interact with, and learn a bit more about the experiences we have at your Museum.
Kutarere Sunrise, by Lauren Lysaght, mixes seriousness with humour and blends female craft with reflections on male labour, in a heartfelt tribute to Lysaght’s father Nelson, a butcher born and raised in Kutarere.
Trifecta, by Lauren Lysaght, is a thought-provoking installation dealing with racing and the associated social issues surrounding gambling, a subject relevant to many in New Zealand society.
Until10 OctoberTown and Country Stitched
A display of work by members of the Manawatū, Wanganui and Taranaki Embroidery Guilds.
From basic stitched works to those using complex designs, the talents of embroiderers of all ages are on show.
RubyDax explores the shoe collection
Step into Ruby’s Slippers with the first episode of our new mini-series. Palmy’s own RubyDax joins collections manager Cindy to explore Te Manawa’s much-loved treasure trove of shoes from days gone by. Episode one’s dainty little number may have walked up the aisle for the last time but it’s still got a tale to tell! #PN150
Enter the curious world of automata and be delighted with this fun-filled, interactive experience that combines art, technology and science. Tinker with hands-on activities and experience these meticulous marvels for yourself!
A slice of who we were in 1971 – images from the Palmerston North Centennial Parade are now on display in the Art Gallery along with the Centenary Collection of contemporary New Zealand paintings acquired 50 years ago.
The Centenary Collection is one of the foundations of the art collection at Te Manawa, comprising 16 paintings by 15 artists.
Every day: 10am – 4pm
(Except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.)
Please note Te Manawa closes early during Covid-19 Alert Level 2 to facilitate a deep clean of the Museum. We apologise for any inconvenience!
Free general entry.
Charges may apply to some exhibitions/programmes.
get in touch
Te Manawa Museum
326 Main Street
Private Bag 11055
Palmerston North, 4442
Aotearoa New Zealand