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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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Mona Lisa Talks

See the Mona Lisa in a new light with our series of informative talks looking at the history, mythology and care of the world's most famous...

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Da Vinci's Studio

Learn how to make traditional egg tempera from scratch just like a Renaissance painter. Use your paint to explore painting techniques and make...

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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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The Great Mona Lisa Heist

Gather your sneakiest friends for a moonlighting adventure like no other! Te Manawa’s new exhibition 'The Secrets of Mona Lisa' puts the...

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Te Manawa Overload

Te Manawa is turning out the lights and teaming up with the crew from Lazer Overload to bring you an evening of exciting laser action. Assemble...

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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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Those Who Would Not Serve

The military defaulters of Manawatu and Horowhenua. This talk, by Margaret Tate, discusses this topic in a local setting, with specific mention...

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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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