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Museum of Transport and Technology

805 Great North Road | Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
+64 9-815 5800
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The largest museum of its kind in New Zealand, MOTAT offers a fun, interactive, and educational experience. Explore our fascinating exhibitions telling stories of the history and development of New Zealand transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity. MOTAT offers exciting School Holiday Experiences with a new theme and additional activities every school holidays. With lots of fun activities for kids to enjoy as well as the regular museum experience, MOTAT is a great choice for a fun day out over the school holidays to keep the whole family entertained. Visit the original Pumphouse, wander through our historic village or ride the heritage tram to our Aviation Display Hall which houses one of the largest aviation collections in the Southern Hemisphere. Kids are well-catered for with interactive examples, hands-on technology zone plus our Tinkering Tots gallery which is designed especially for under 5’s. MOTAT has something for everyone and is known as one of Auckland’s best value attractions. With regular events, school holiday experiences and monthly Live Days, visit our website to find out what is on at MOTAT for your next visit.
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805 Great North Road | Western Springs, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
+64 9-815 5800
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Tram ride between the two sites was my personal highlight, very interesting afternoon out. The Museum Of Transport is fascinating with a huge amount of in-depth information and displays.

1  Thank Colin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG KIDS and AVIATION ENTHUSIASTS! Before I went to MOTAT, I didn't realise there were two! MOTAT consists of two areas... tickets start from $20 and includes a ride to and from each site in a tram for free! My most favourite was...More

1  Thank Owera J
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Motat is best described as to museums linked by a vintage tramway .The so called Motat 2 or the Sir Keith Park memorial park in Meola Road is an outstanding complex by world standards. It consist of a large modern aircraft hall that feature a...More

1  Thank Robinjyates
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We found this to be a bit monotonous. Hardly anyone there the day we went. Unfortunately didnt get time to take the tram ride to the other part of complex.

Thank vicki028
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Pleasantly surprised to see some new displays. Take your time and read some of the information and you'll enjoy the experience even more. Recommend going on the Live Day, which is the Third Sunday each month.

Thank Norm H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

MOTAT is spread over two sections, linked by a free tram service. Most of the historic aircraft are now safely preserved and displayed under cover inside large hangars. A large Short Solent flying boat from the early 1950s is particularly interesting because very few of...More

Thank Ruth5757
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Nice place to go with children with a lot of activities and technologies to find out. The tramway between 2 different sites is pleasant and really cool. You can eat to the café if you have patience to wait for and if the waiter doesn't...More

Thank Angelique V
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is an amazing museum. If you're an airplane buff you'll love this place. There are planes from several eras to view and read about their histories. Had a great time and spent several hours on a leisurely strole thru this museum.

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Pleasing to find Super Gold Card holders are free, which makes it a reasonably priced, interesting outing to better understand the history of Auckland and New Zealand. There is plenty to see and lots of activities for children as well as the tram ride to...More

Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I hadn't been to MOTAT in years and was pleasantly surprised to see so many new interactive and fun exhibits. I would definitely recommend going on a Sunday when the print shop is going as well as the steam train, horse and carriage and double...More

Thank Jess H
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Shona B
30 May 2017|
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Response from bigdog913 | Reviewed this property |
The Surrey Hotel 465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, 1021, New Zealand is 1.3 kilometres away from MOTAT
Shona B
30 May 2017|
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Response from Matt B | Reviewed this property |
my advice would to not bother finding a motel specifically near motat, rather look into the best motels in central auckland . it's not very far from the central city
20 March 2017|
Response from MOTAT_Marketing_Team | Property representative |
Hi, the Museum is open on 9 June however we do not offer special experiences for birthdays. We have a very large collection of old aircraft at our MOTAT 2 site on Meola Rd, and you can find out more about what is on at the... More