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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 17 April 2017

The main MOTAT location is very average. There are displays about how machines work, a shabby looking model train set, a room of old telegraphs and phones, a shed of old trams that can't be properly seen. The only thing worth seeing here was the...More

Thank geographyguy_11
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Was taken to MOTAT by my Niece when visiting family in Auckland and was pleased we did as my children had a good day. Firstly I was pleasantly surprised with the entry fee which was $40 for a family of 4, this includes entry to...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great Aviation Museum, but the other attractions don't quite meet the same standard. There's been a lot of investment in the new Aviation Hangars and it shows. What used to be corroding planes and long grass is now a world-class Aviation Museum. The tram ride...More

1  Thank JCS-Nelson
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Take the bus out to MOTAT and check out the old aircraft. You'll see one of the world's few remaining passenger amphibious airliners along with plenty of other aircraft. There is a short trolley ride that's fun. The vintage pumping station will also amaze you...More

Thank larson45
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I took our son (2yr) to the Motat Museum. We went during the day on a Monday. Entry was $33 for Adults and FREE for children under 5. Our son absolutely loved it as he loves cars, trains, planes & automobiles. The...More

Thank Gabrielle P
MOTAT_Marketing_Team, Public Relations Manager at Museum of Transport and Technology, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi Gabrielle, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and thank you for your feedback. MOTAT is currently refurbishing some areas of the Museum and these are always notified on our website. In regards to school children, MOTAT provides educational sessions...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

MOTAT is great fun for the entire family and allows kids to run around and have fun, while there is still a unique range of incredible things. It is also not expensive, so it is a great day out.

Thank Grace M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

This Museum is based on two sites connected by a free tram ride which is a must, its so quaint. We spent more time at the Plane exhibits as that was what we are interested in but we enjoyed the other site too. The Victorian...More

Thank beautyman
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

This attraction is quite big and will keep the children amused for some time. Much to see and all educational, fun, and interactive. Would have given 5 stars however some of the attractions were being renovated and not accessible. Still worth the visit and definitely...More

Thank Blokhead
Reviewed 24 March 2017

if you like things that fly, drive, steam or just go bang then this is the place for you. A day will disappear, so go early

Thank majnz
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I throughly recommend both MOTAT and the Aviation Museum, you really need a day to wander around and take it all in at a leisurely pace. There are many interesting things to see and talk about with the staff and volunteers that help maintain some...More

Thank Sandraleelovering
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Shona B
Hi, could you recommend a nearby motel to stay for planning a trip to motat.
30 May 2017|
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
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
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|
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