Museums, Heritage & Arts

The Manawatu region is home to the most amazing art, culture and heritage collections displaying an evolving array of collections. Discover the New Zealand Rugby Museum or be inspired by the many art galleries, sculptures and murals.

Backyard Tours
Nau mai Hāere mai - Welcome to our backyard. Sit back, buckle in and relax as we drive you around Turangi to Tongariro National Park, the first Dual World-Heritage Park. Tours for you in-mind and we can custom transfers to suit. Contact us today!
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$60 - $180
Te Takinga Street
Turangi
Tongariro
Coach House Museum
The Coach House Museum is an outstanding collection of rural heritage which showcases over 140 years of local early settler life, farming and historic horse-drawn transportation. A vast, awe-inspiring collection that is a must see for all ages.
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$12 - $30
121 South Street
Feilding
County Fayre
County Fayre is a community initiative to preserve valley history and support community projects. There is an extensive gallery of historic photographs and Roll of Honour, with local crafts and Devonshire Teas for sale. Run by local volunteers.
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$1 - $150
976 Finnis Road
Village
Pohangina
New Zealand Rugby Museum
The New Zealand Rugby Museum contains New Zealand's biggest and most comprehensive collection of rugby memorabilia and records, including some of the world's rarest rugby artefacts.
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$12.5 - $12.5
326 Main Street
Palmerston North
Te Manawa
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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$0 - $0
326 Main St
Palmerston North
Tokomaru Steam Engine Museum
The Tokomaru Steam Engine Museum is a private collection of machinery belonging to Colin and Esma Stevenson and has New Zealand's largest collection of steam engines of all types and sizes.
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$10 - $20
744 Highway 57
Tokomaru
Tui HQ/Tui Brewery
In the little village of Mangatainoka, only 30 minutes south of Palmerston North, you'll find the legendary Tui Brewery, with its iconic brick tower, new brew house, cafe, free museum, quirky shop and yes… top notch Tui beer. Check out their brewery
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$0 - $0
State Highway 2
Mangatainoka
Pahiatua
Woodville Organ Museum
A unique collection of 100+ old reed organs. Look, play, sing, hear the history of them, and enjoy. Monthly hymn-sing the 3rd Saturday night of every month at 7:00 p.m.
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$0 - $5
50 Tay St
Woodville
Zimmerman Art Gallery
ZIMMERMAN was established in 2010 with a clear vision - to provide Palmerston North residents and visitors with the opportunity to view original and engaging works of art in the City centre.
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$0 - $0
359 Main Street West
City Centre
Palmerston North