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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
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The kids had a great time at both sites and loved the tram between sites. So much to see and do for children of all ages, great for the Adults too. We now have an annual pass, well worth the money. Looking forward to going...More

Thank catharinc
Reviewed 9 May 2017

museum has two parts you can travel from one side to the other with an old tram very nice. One part is about transportation and the other part about airplaines

Thank Frieda V
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Spread over 2 sites, aviation area & the technology & Pumphouse area connected by an old Melbourne tram service that ran about every half hour between venues. The aviation area had a strong NZ accent with some great planes on display. The technology area is...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Fantastic place for a visit. So much I have forgotten about is on display to jog the memory. We spent a lot of time talking about the things we saw. Aircraft museum is an eye opener, especially the Lancaster as it really brings home what...More

Thank keithmegkai1
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing planes and exhibits!! Bit expensive but amazing!! Would totally recommend!! Great for all ages!

Thank SamuelCase
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We went years ago and it was really dull with rows of old stuff. Now its awesome! It has heaps of interactive displays and activities for kids and adults alike. Younger kids loved the Telephones, interactive Trampoline and the Backyard BlockBusters whereas the older kids...More

Thank fairlieflyer
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Family of five (three kids aged 6-12) had a full day at MOTOT. The staff are super friendly and happy to engage with you. There are lots of interactive items and a good range of things to see and do. The Airplane part of the...More

Thank Gaynor S
Reviewed 20 April 2017

While the airplane exhibit is quite good, the rest of MOTAT is quite hit or miss. The steam powered exhibit showed old machines working and the docent explained lots of things in detail. But with two big exhibit halls closed, there seemed to be even...More

Thank Agazo
Tatenda P, General Manager at Museum of Transport and Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your visit wasn't as interesting as you hoped. If you would like to give us more feedback on what you would have liked to have seen, you can submit formal feedback via the Museum's...More

Reviewed 20 April 2017

I'm a local and some of my European visitors thought it's worth to go to MOTAT. I don't think that the main exhibition is worth the money. Disappointing for a city like Auckland. Especially if you compare it to some places in Europe. The only...More

Thank MichaNZ
Tatenda P, General Manager at Museum of Transport and Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear that your visit wasn't as interesting as you hoped. If you would like to give us more feedback on what you would have liked to have seen, you can submit formal feedback via the Museum's...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

The older MOTAT area is in need of a spruce up . There are a number of interesting exhibits but the area is looking rather tired . However the Aviation Museum on the site past the Zoo is modern , well set up & has...More

Thank David W
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Shona B
Hi, could you recommend a nearby motel to stay for planning a trip to motat.
30 May 2017|
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Response from BrianInAuckland | Reviewed this property |
How close to MOTAT do you want to be? I don't know any motels individually, but there are dozens of them all over. Your best bet would probably be around the city fringe, I would expect. Look in Grey Lynn and Ponsonby... More
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Shona B
Hi, could you recommend a nearby motel to stay for planning a trip to motat.
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
hi i would just like to ask you a its my husbands 60th bithday on friday 9th june and was wondering if you do anything special thankyou he loves cars old planes
20 March 2017|
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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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