Maungarongo (Ron)Te Kawa - Photo by Seb Charles
Join master fabric artist and storyteller, Maungarongo Te Kawa for a special workshop to celebrate Matariki Day.
boro garment in blue denim
A beautiful exhibition of Japanese garments preserved using Boro stitching and mending techniques.
John Bevan Ford artwork
We come from the Earth explores our relationship with the environment with works from the Te Manawa collection.
A panel of women in the local tech sector will discuss their journeys, goals and aspirations for the future in Tech.
Waipunarangi 2023
Te Whare Pora: A sacred space presents works by artist Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa
Learn all about this extensive collection of photographs from one of New Zealand’s most prolific photojournalists, Peter Bush.
Three people remove a painting from its frame

The visible collection

Lots of our collection can now be viewed online - here's how we did it!
photograph of little girl wearing lab coat and oversize goggles at a social event
Te Manawa's After School Programmes are back for Term Two! Find out more and register your interest today!
A child playing with blocks
Fun activities for children under 5 every Friday morning. We'll feed fish, paint pictures and craft to our hearts content. Runs during term time.
photograph of people engaging in arts activities at a museum
A welcoming environment for those who would otherwise not consider the museum to be a place for them.