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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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Heritage Building Tours

The Te Manawa site includes two historic buildings: the Awahou schoolhouse and the cottage, Totaranui, believed to be the oldest residence in...

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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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Celebrating Suffrage 125! With PN Crows Feet Dance

Celebrating Suffrage 125! With PN Crows Feet Dance Collective and Friends. In 1893 NZ became the first country where all women gained the right...

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Mona Prints

Make a fun and quirky adaptation of Da Vinci’s famous portrait while exploring the print making techniques of stencil, monoprint and...

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Dance Back to France

Join a Flash mob fun to Farewell Mona Lisa! As part of the Palmy Fringe Festival get involved in a fun, flash mob style event to celebrate the...

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The Secrets of Mona Lisa: Wine & Cheese Tasting

Alliance Française Palmerston North and Te Manawa Museum present: a French Wine and Cheese Tasting and Exhibition Viewing. Come try our fine...

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Reducing Your Household Rubbish: The Zero Waste Approach

Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History is pleased to host The Rubbish Trip and their popular presentation on zero waste living. Join...

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DIY Zero Waste Toiletries and Cleaning

Join Hannah and Liam - the two No-Waste Nomads behind The Rubbish Trip - at Te Manawa to learn how to make a range of toiletries and cleaning...

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The British and Maori Strategy In The NZ Land Wars

One of the recurring themes from the historiography of the New Zealand Wars is that a conflict between the world’s leading imperial power and a...

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Latino Fiesta

Chiwi Catering, Dos Locos Taco and Palmy Unleashed are shaking things up and bringing you Latino Fiesta 2018. This family fun extravaganza...

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Womyn’s Dinner and Dance - MaLGRA Nostalgia

If you enjoyed a night at MaLGRA over the last four decades - or wish you had - come and join us for a fun night of good food, music and company....

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Behind the Scene Tour: Te Manawa Museum

A unique opportunity to go on a “behind the scenes” tour focusing on Māori taonga. Limited numbers so bookings essential phone - 355 5000.

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Restoration baroque ensemble - Grace & Splendour

You are invited to a special performance of Restoration's programme of baroque music, entitled Grace & Splendour: the French and Italian world of...

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Stories

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Allow your light to shine

22 SepCommunity

19 September marked the 125th anniversary of the 1893 Electoral Act that granted New Zealand women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, Te Manawa is publishing interviews and...

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A Tireless Campaigner

22 SepCommunity

19 September marks the 125th anniversary of the 1893 Electoral Act that granted New Zealand women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, Te Manawa is publishing interviews and...

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Giving Something Back

21 SepCommunity

19 September marks the 125th anniversary of the 1893 Electoral Act that granted New Zealand women the right to vote. To commemorate this historic occasion, Te Manawa is publishing interviews and...

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Learning

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Learning

Te Manawa 2025

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