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Museum of Transport and Technology

805 Great North Road | Western Springs, Auckland Central, 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 Central, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Perfect activity for a rainy day. Visited on a weekend and it was busy. Lots of hands on exhibits with in depth history. Especially enjoyed the aviation section. The old tram ride is good fun for all ages. Definite recommend.

Thank David W
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Reviewed 17 February 2018

We went to the smaller site (mainly aircraft) first, as we thought parking was easier there. I think we got that right and would recommend anyone to do that. I have to say that we spent a very interesting four or five hours exploring the...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

My experience of visiting MOTAT was awesome and was unexpected one because I am someone who is not interested in these things, but MOTAT made my day off. Great Location, entertaining activities to do, No age bar every individual can enjoy the visit.The tram ride...More

Thank Priyanka T
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

MOTAT is a great place for all ages. It has all sorts of entertainment, which makes it easy to capture the interest of different people with a very good range of variety. Highly recommended for families!

Thank car0lagt
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Loved the old planes and cars, our son loved the tram ride and the old steam train. Mostly okay for prams but you may need to collapse the pram for the tram if they’re busy.

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Visit MOTAT every time we are in Auckland. Great for families, young couples, older couples... anyone

Thank jecarey
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The ‘main’ part of the museum was interesting but geared toward school children. The aviation portion was good with some excellent aircraft, but more information on the history of aviation in NZ would be beneficial.

Thank Marj O
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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Learning past and future with great display and information available. The entrance fee is cheap and perfect way to teach children about technology.

Thank KMZaffar
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

An Amazing place to visit .As a family we really enjoyed it . the planes were amazing to look it and walk around . really enjoyed visiting there

Thank Rachel B
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

We enjoyed looking at all display. The cafe has great chips and other food. The tram rides to the aviation is great as well. Very welcoming staff.

Thank HuongHao
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Shona B
30 May 2017|
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Response from MrMFreeze | Reviewed this property |
The Surrey Hotel 465 Great North Rd, Grey Lynn, 1021, New Zealand is 1.3 kilometres away from MOTAT
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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
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topsy723
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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
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