Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History

Te Manawa is the cultural heart of a city that thrives on discovery – entertaining and inspiring people from all walks of life for more than 40 years. It’s more than a museum and a gallery. It’s a place where concepts and communities come together.

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With an engaging programme of exhibitions and events, as well as an extensive collection of taonga (treasures), Te Manawa offers a unique opportunity to experience and participate in, the stories of our past, present and future.

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Children can get hands-on in one of the learning discovery spaces, meet the mysterious cave weta, or view native fish in Te Awa – The River. The Art Gallery hosts a wealth of creative works in its ever-changing spaces all year-round.

With its dynamic and colourful venues, Te Manawa plays host to community events and, in collaboration with Centrepoint Theatre, houses ‘The Darkroom’ – an exciting space for rising playwrights, musicians and experimental productions.


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Physical address

Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St , Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
10am-5pm, 7 days (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Good Friday)
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
Ten minute drive from local airport.
Proximity to coach terminal:
Two minute walk from coach terminal.
Proximity to town:
Two minute walk to centre of city.

Pricing and Conditions

Other charges:
Charges apply to some programmes and touring exhibitions

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