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Great Place to take Children

We went to the museum primarily to see MOTAT 2 (the aviation museum). There was some very unique... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Rob P
Edmonton, Canada
loved it mostly

You learn so much from this place. My partner had been here before and he said it was more of a... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2019
brooke b
Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum was superb, but, unfortunately, the aviation area was not open when we visited. The different exhibitions while repetitive at times, gave lots of information and being older allowed me to relive parts of my own life.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank PCzns
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband picked this while we were in Auckland for the weekend. It was fantastic, our daughter is 12 and we all throughly enjoyed it. No crowds and heaps to do and see, great experiences and learnings for our daughter. Fabulous memories here, Enjoy

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JenVC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a rainy morning midweek checking out this amazing museum with a local friend. There is a little bit of everything to see here, from the old Pumphouse, transport section, fantastic section of technology through the ages, trams and old old village. Thats in MOTAT...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 58jnapper
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would like to thank Andrew, Rob, David and Grant for their fond welcome to MOTAT. We arranged a very informative Tour at their Aviation Hall, which included the role of New Zealand within World War 1 and World War 2. MOTAT also continue to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank bilboHobbiton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The MOTAT is a great museum to spend 1-3 hours at. Plan more time the more into transportation you are. From steam engines to cars planes tractors trams and trains. They have it all. As well as some old rotary phones with working switchboards.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank traktorflo
Reviewed 12 February 2019

We went to the museum primarily to see MOTAT 2 (the aviation museum). There was some very unique aircraft (Short S25 Sunderland and Transavia PL-11 Airtruck) that would interest any aviation buff. For the price of admission you can take the street car that runs...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rob P
Reviewed 3 February 2019

Motat has updated many exhibits since a previous visit in 2012. It has a new Boeing experience exhibit that is fun and future focused. There is a revised class auditorium area that looks like it would be great for school groups. But I went on...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Barron204
Reviewed 19 January 2019

You learn so much from this place. My partner had been here before and he said it was more of a disappointment this time than before because they had taken some things away and some bits were closed off plus the children were in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brooke b
Reviewed 15 January 2019 via mobile

Motat is set up really well so you can get everything done. The Above and Beyond Boeing exhibition was very interactive and has activities both for adults and children. The trams come on time every 15 minutes which is great. The aircraft hanger is also...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nomadian2006
Reviewed 14 January 2019

I take grandchildren to MOTAT every year or so and would rate about 2/5 however, this museum has improved dramatically since we last visited. Some of the exhibits at the Transport centre were positively gleaming, and the interactive Aerospace and Innovation exhibitions are excellent and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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