We’re filling the two weeks of school holidays with hands-on activities! Join us 15 April - 24 April.
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.
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.
A Māori comb made of wood and woven cord.
Presenting the work of graduating students and tutors of the Maunga Kura Toi weaving programme at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa.
Waipunarangi 2023
Te Whare Pora: A sacred space presents works by artist Maungarongo (Ron) Te Kawa
Close up detail of bagatelle board
Stuart Schwartz explores ‘Bagatelle,’ a predecessor game to the pinball machine.
Te Manawa is committed to The Tiaki Promise – Care for New Zealand, a collective desire to share a connection to the natural world.
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!