Te Manawa Museum

Palmerston North
All year round

Tūhura-tia! Discoveries every day

A diverse calendar of events and learning programmes offers opportunities to expand your horizon every day. With something for all ages, stop by and be entertained, challenged and inspired. It’s never too late to see what you’ve been missing. Open 10am-5pm.



For more info visit:

Te Manawa Museum


326 Main Street
Palmerston North


06 355 5000




Te Manawa has officially become the first museum in Aotearoa to be recognised as 'Working to be Dementia Friendly'. Please advise visitor hosts in advance if you or a guest require a wheelchair, so they can ensure it is not in use, and ready for you upon arrival. You can call the front desk on 0800 4 A Museum or 06 355 5000. Accessible and gender neutral toilets are located on Level One in the Gallery Building, and Levels One and Two in the Museum Building. Please follow signage.


Paid public car parks are located on Main Street and directly in front of the main entrance of the Museum building on Main St.

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Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival 2023

19/07/2023 -6/08/2023

The NZIFF 2023 programming team attends film festivals around the world to bring audiences in Aotearoa the very best of global cinema, with the Auckland programme featuring 129 full-length films and seven short film collections, with films hailing from 39 countries, including Uganda, Senegal, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Estonia, Jordan, Iran, Brazil, and of course Aotearoa. The films will screen in six venues and cinemas in Auckland from 19 July to 6 August with the festival rolling out to 15 regions across the motu. The 2023 programme comprises features, Cannes Film Festival winners, documentaries, shorts, retrospectives, films for kids, animation, and the ‘incredibly strange’. Nine films are celebrating their world premiere and all films are making their New Zealand premiere at NZIFF 2023.

FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™

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Matariki 2023

Observed 14/07/23

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