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Te Manawa

326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-355 5000
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great place!

Was stuck in Palmy a month ago with cart problems. Whilst waiting for the mechanic to work his... read more

Reviewed April 12, 2017
Feilding, New Zealand
Its alright.....

This place was alright fun to see but I wouldn't recommend this as a go to activity. We did enjoy... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
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“rugby museum” (25 reviews)
“art gallery” (8 reviews)
“kids area” (7 reviews)
326 Main Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-355 5000
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Reviewed April 12, 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 April 11, 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 April 11, 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 April 10, 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 April 10, 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 March 29, 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 March 27, 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 March 17, 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
Reviewed March 8, 2017

All of NZ Musuem are must see. they are full of information, history ,culture, and are free for viewing. Each town has one and this one was just a great. Take the time and learn a little culture at each town.

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed February 27, 2017

Had a few hours to spare in Palmerston North so stopped in to see the Bruce Rennie exhibition. Great collection of work and brought back some great memooies of my school years.

Thank micsgirl
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