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Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

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MOTAT is the largest museum of its kind in New Zealand and promises a fun, interactive and educational experience for both young and old. Learn about New Zealand’s transport and technological developments over the centuries and visit the award-winning Aviation Display Hall where you can see some truly iconic military and civil aircraft. Get hands-on with our science and technology exhibitions or check out the showcases displayed by some of New Zealand’s most prominent innovators. If history is more your thing, visit the original Pumphouse, wander through our historic village or attend one of our Live Days where our vintage engines are put to steam and MOTAT comes to life!
Located across two sites, take the vintage tram past beautiful Western Springs park.

Also offering great facilities and unique venue spaces for your next event, function, wedding or product launch; MOTAT is a special place held in Aucklander’s hearts, so add the MOTAT magic into your next event or function!
Visit www.motat.org.nz or email enquiries@motat.org.nz for details.

Collection Type
Historic Site, History, Open Air, Science, Technology, Military, Transport

Contact Details
Postal address iconP O Box 44-114, Point Chevalier, Auckland
Telephone number icon64-9 8155 800 or 0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 2869)
Web address iconhttp://www.motat.org.nz
Email address iconenquiries@motat.org.nz
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Visitor Information
Physical address icon805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1246, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-5pm Closed Christmas Day
Charges iconAdults $19 Children (5-16 years) $10 Student with ID $10 Overseas Senior Citizen $10 Family Pass $45 Under 5s FREE SuperGold Card Holders FREE

Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryParkingShopFunction SpacePublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets


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On Ya Bike Holiday Experience

This month not only will visitors to MOTAT get to explore an exciting new cycling exhibition, Changing Gear, but they will also have the chance to investigate the weird and wacky side of this mode of transport while ...

Region:Western Springs
Dates: 23-Jan-2018, 24-Jan-2018, 25-Jan-2018, 26-Jan-2018, 27-Jan-2018, 28-Jan-2018 View more sessions

Weekends of Imagination: Reactions

This month, Weekends of Imagination explores the world of chemical reactions with a variety of fun, hands-on, science-based activities and experiments. Kids will observe and interact with science when reactions occur ...

Region:Western Springs
Dates: 02-Feb-2018, 03-Feb-2018, 09-Feb-2018, 10-Feb-2018, 16-Feb-2018, 17-Feb-2018 View more sessions

Bubble Weekend

Bubble weekend returns this February with an interactive weekend of hands-on activities for kids aged 8 years and under, designed to entertain and educate. With live shows, creative and interactive activities, ...

Region:Western Springs
Dates: 09-Feb-2018, 10-Feb-2018

Learn to Code

Discover how computer games, apps, and animations are made, and learn to create your own programs with MOTAT’s Code Club, running after school throughout Term 1. With support from industry volunteers, youngsters ...

Region:Western Springs
Dates: 13-Feb-2018

Robotics Club 2018

Learn to program and control robots with MOTAT’s after school Robotics Club, every Wednesday throughout Term 1. The club works with VEX IQ Robotics kits, an ideal platform to introduce kids to robotics, and the ...

Region:Western Springs
Dates: 14-Feb-2018

Live Day: Fire and Rescue

This month Live day is all about Fire and Rescue, with an exciting lineup of attractions and activities. Explore The MOTAT historic Fire Engine collection, see The Horse-drawn Telescope Ladder from 1902, The ...

Region:Western Springs
Dates: 17-Feb-2018

Prohibition Party

Experience the glitz, sophistication, and excitement of the ‘roaring 20’s’ with an evening at MOTAT’s annual Prohibition Party on Saturday February 24. Celebrating an era infamous for its glamour, fashion, ...

Region:Western Springs
Dates: 24-Feb-2018

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Pilot's Licence; New Zealand. Air Board; 1922; 04/077/127Royal Air Force Cadet Wing booklet; New Zealand Flying School (New Zealand, estab. Circa 1912); [1916]; 04/077/158Aero Club rules; Royal New Zealand Aero Club Incorporated; 1911; 04/077/188Aircraft Engineer's Certificate; New Zealand. Air Department; 1947; 04/077/128C.K. Mills Collection: Greeting Card; Unidentified; 1915-1916; 14/004/016
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Photograph of Blue Streak railcar; Les Downey; 1985?; 14-4800Black and white photograph of parcels being loaded onto a Supermarine Channel flying boat  of the Walsh Brothers Flying School for delivery of the NZ Herald containing election results of 1922; 1...New Zealand Flying School Photograph Album; L A P Sherriff; 1917-1918; 04/077/102New Zealand Flying School Photograph Album; Arthur Morris; 1916-1918; 04/077/103Seedlings and trees 23 July 1958; Ron Vine; 1958; 10/012/006

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