MOTAT – Auckland

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MOTAT is New Zealand’s largest transport, technology and social history museum. Spread across 40 acres, MOTAT will take you on an interactive journey to explore and discover the achievements that have helped shape New Zealand, from the 1800s to today.

Explore our extensive collection of objects, telling stories about New Zealand aviation, printing, rail, road transport, steam, military, telecommunications and trams. Interact with our challenge zone, mirror maze, tactile dome and Voyager1 4D simulator. Discover free vintage tram rides, the Victorian Village, Walsh Memorial Library, educational trails and guided tours. Experience changing exhibitions, school holiday experiences, unique MOTAT events and live activities (such as steam train rides, Blacksmith forge, pumphouse and beam engine, military rides and more!) – check out our What’s On section for dates and details.


Time: 10am – 5pm, open 7 days a week. MOTAT is open on all public holidays excluding Christmas Day.

Phone: +64 9 815 5800

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