Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage

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Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage

Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science & Heritage
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
At the cultural heart of our city, Te Manawa draws art, science and heritage together to reflect our past, illuminate the present and inspire a creative and sustainable future for our growing region and its people. Our public want deeper and more energetic access to their museums. They want to see and hear their stories told, in their own voices. They are right to demand inclusion, representation and participation. These make for personal experiences that touch them emotionally, inspire them creatively and give life and mana to their collective heritage – making for an exciting place to live. The main goal of Te Manawa Museums Trust is to provide the people of Manawatū and beyond with interactive experiences in art, science and heritage. For us, it is all about connection. People should feel passionate and excited about, and attached to Te Manawa, the collections we care for, and the experiences we shape with them.
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WainuiTim
15 contributions
World class. Palmy proud!
Jun 2021 • Family
Holy moly. What an amazing place and experience. 4 year old grandson loved it. Almost as much as I did. Thank you to the dreamers, designers, funders, builders, operators and helpers. World class, interactive, educational and fun!
Written 23 July 2021
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Jonboy75NZ
Upper Hutt, New Zealand16 contributions
Great museum with lots to see
Apr 2021 • Family
Visited with my 7 year old boy. We loved it, lots to see and fun interactive exhibits. He loved the old telephone box, and the tunnels. I loved the interactive flood display. Highly recommend with kids.
Written 22 April 2021
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Ianleigh M
Tauranga, New Zealand140 contributions
Great way to spend a wet afternoon.
Feb 2021
We are so so impressed with this museum. In my view better than Te Papa in that everything is labelled and explained clearly. A visitor here would leave completely understanding what they had seen. That is what a museum is for! This one has nailed it. It shows Maori history, European colonisation with personal stories of the Maori and pioneers, geology, ecology, water, insects, agriculture, industry and so on . Next door is an art gallery and upstairs a rugby museum but we didn’t have time for that today. I can highly recommend a visit. Please make plenty of time so you don’t go home disappointed
Written 14 February 2021
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Howard family
6 contributions
Fun
Sep 2020
Very fun, Te Manawa is a must if you are in Palmy. Exhibitions for kids, adults, everyone! Very interesting too
Written 29 September 2020
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Kim R
3 contributions
Fabulous
Jul 2020 • Family
Visiting from the Waikato. Absolutely fabulous place, great for the kids. We spent a whole day here with a break for lunch and the kids still didn’t want to leave. Staff are friendly and helpful too
Written 15 July 2020
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PEGLE9
Adelaide, Australia13 contributions
Excellent
Jul 2020
This is a must if you are in Palmerston North lots of Interesting things to do. Our son loved the play areas they had open.
Written 12 July 2020
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Peekaboo
475 contributions
Cool Little Museum
Mar 2020 • Couples
Brilliant little museum with an area for science and the environment. Thoroughly enjoyed the quick visit , free entry but donations are welcomed. Staff very friendly, definitely worth the time
Written 26 April 2020
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Jeff1903
King's Lynn, UK1,566 contributions
Brief visit
Mar 2020
We had a quick look in the gallery while passing through. There seemed to be a wide variety of exhibits ranging from modern to a copy of a print by Durer and sketches by Landseer. The organisation of the displays was innovative and the building modern. Free entry and worth a look.
Written 9 March 2020
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Neil M
Palmerston North, New Zealand3 contributions
Fun place to spend a few hours
Feb 2020
Excellent Museum for adults and children. The kids play area for under 7s is fantastic for the young ones to explore things. The social history gallery is great to look into the display cases to see things that have gone by.
The staff are very friendly and accommodating.
Written 8 March 2020
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kathyc
Palmerston North, New Zealand3 contributions
Mirror fun exhibition and general
Jan 2020 • Family
Grandies loved it at our local museum and stayed for 2 hours. Well set out with areas for children to play as well. We loved the mirrors and laughing at our short then tall legs as a family. We enjoyed local history section and watching great old time local films in mini theatre. Thanks Palmy and congrats to all staff.
Written 5 March 2020
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