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Te Manawa

326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-355 5000
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Great to have a look at this Museum & learn more about "Palmy" & its history & surrounding areas... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2017
Clare B
Melbourne, Australia
Te Manawa

This museum is set out really well, with lots to interest all ages. There are many good exhibits... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2017
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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“rugby museum” (23 reviews)
“art gallery” (8 reviews)
“local museum” (7 reviews)
326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-355 5000
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great to have a look at this Museum & learn more about "Palmy" & its history & surrounding areas. Don't miss the "little" cinema & their old news reels constantly showing. Also the river exhibition.

Thank Clare B
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This museum is set out really well, with lots to interest all ages. There are many good exhibits & recommend visiting here to learn more about the local area.

Thank bareham_bunch
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Was stuck in Palmy a month ago with cart problems. Whilst waiting for the mechanic to work his magic, I visited Te Manawa. What a great place, full of history, well laid out. I could have stayed much longer. Very enjoyable.

Thank bushboots
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place was alright fun to see but I wouldn't recommend this as a go to activity. We did enjoy the rugby part but that was multiple things done

Thank thatkiwikid
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Somewhere to go.you can play along side your kids or grandkids inside and it doesn't cost you a penny.

Thank trishcarter2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have, over the years, taken various nieces and nephew to visit and play here. They immensely enjoyed it. On the ground floor is an interactive area with a variety of activities (pipe joining, kitchen organizing, foam brick carrying and building. The children have always...More

Thank tsubasani237
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great place to visit with the family,large groups or small. We spent at least a couple hours taking in its history and value.

Thank MariaSharland73
Reviewed 30 March 2017

A great place to visit when rainy and intersting for visitors. Really great kids section. The river section is a must

Thank kiwibaby
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Quite a small modern Museum offering big temporary exhibitions and items of local interest. Fantastic Dinosaur Exhibition when I visited

Thank Malcolm S
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our family outing kept extending as our young children found more and more to do! The staff were really skilled at handling a lot of visitors. The exhibits were great and varied - this is a combined art gallery, museum, science exhibition space with the...More

Thank PaulaTAllen
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The amazing National Geographic 50 greatest photos exhibition is on until 1st November. It is not going anywhere else in New Zealand, as it is returning to USA when it closes here so how about coming to see it at Te Manawa?
12 September 2015|
Response from Ataparalowe | Property representative |
Yes don't miss it! Find out about the story of Afghani refugee Sharbat Gula and so much more.