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MOTAT’s upcoming WTF!? Event

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 11:34 am | MOTAT

On the evening of Saturday 7 September, WTF!? will once again descend on MOTAT, casting an enigmatic shadow across the museum. More >>

Celebrating the romance of rail

Monday, 5 August 2019, 3:01 pm | MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) has launched their brand new model railway thanks to the support of The Great Journeys of New Zealand, operated by KiwiRail. More >>

Mighty Small Mighty Bright - Today's Science, Tomorrows Tech

Monday, 27 May 2019, 3:14 pm | MOTAT

Lasers, rainbows and magnetic nanoparticles… it’s just some of the extraordinary science that is at your fingertips in the Mighty Small Mighty Bright exhibition now on at MOTAT. MOTAT has partnered with New Zealand’s leading scientific research ... More >>

MOTAT Honours Emergency Services

Monday, 11 February 2019, 11:50 am | MOTAT

Getting up close and personal with emergency services is most people’s worst nightmare, unless of course it’s during a visit to MOTAT. More >>

New Zealand’s First Electric Campervan Arrives at MOTAT

Friday, 18 January 2019, 9:25 am | MOTAT

Summer is the time for a good old Kiwi road trip, so it is fitting that at 9am Monday 21 January MOTAT will welcome the latest addition to its vehicle technology exhibition Accelerate: Driving New Zealand. More >>

Maori Cuisine champion and innovator to be honoured at MOTAT

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 3:39 pm | MOTAT

Monique Fiso – renowned chef and Maori cuisine champion will be onsite at the Museum of Transport & Technology (MOTAT) in Auckland this coming Monday to oversee the final installation of an exhibit honouring her Hiakai cuisine initiative. More >>

MOTAT secures NZ return of pre-WWI Clement-Bayard Vehicle

Thursday, 11 October 2018, 4:25 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT is proud to announce the acquisition and return to New Zealand of a rare 1908 – 09 Clement Bayard 2-door open runabout vehicle. More >>

Upcoming & Current events at MOTAT

Monday, 17 September 2018, 3:40 pm | MOTAT

Upcoming & Current events at MOTAT: September – October Saturdays & Sundays in September (1/2, 8/9, 15/16, 22/23) Weekends of Imagination: Games Zone MOTAT: 805 Great North Road, Western Springs Time: 10am – 4pm Normal MOTAT admission fees ... More >>

MOTAT brings the wonder of flight to life

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 11:08 am | MOTAT

It’s all systems go at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) as the Auckland institution prepares to put aviation and aerospace innovation firmly in the spotlight this summer by hosting the blockbuster flight exhibition, Above and Beyond . More >>

Museum’s new vehicle exhibition goes full throttle

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 1:47 pm | MOTAT

Revved up, fully charged, and challenging the status quo! MOTAT’s latest exhibition, Accelerate: Driving New Zealand, delves into the past, present and future of New Zealand’s relationship with vehicles. More >>

Celebrating Cycling in Aotearoa

Monday, 21 May 2018, 10:55 am | MOTAT

The most engaging, visionary, resourceful and innovative exhibitions, programmes and museum projects were celebrated Sunday night at a gala event for the Museums Aotearoa 2018 ServiceIQ New Zealand Museum Awards. More >>

Relive the Roaring Twenties at MOTAT’s Prohibition Party

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:53 pm | MOTAT

Be swept up in the era of exuberance and sophistication which heralded the ‘roaring twenties’ at MOTAT’s annual Prohibition Party on Saturday 24 February. More >>

MOTAT teams up with emergency services for Live Day

Friday, 9 February 2018, 10:55 am | MOTAT

On Sunday 18 February there will be a kitchen fire in central Auckland and whilst it’s all part of a fun family day out, the message it brings home is certainly no laughing matter. The fire will be deliberately lit in a demonstration trailer ... More >>

Experience, learn and engage at MOTAT this summer

Tuesday, 12 December 2017, 10:15 am | MOTAT

If you are looking for something to keep the family entertained in Auckland these long Summer holidays, then MOTAT is the perfect destination! The exciting line-up of activities includes a new exhibition celebrating the 200th anniversary of the ... More >>

Celebrating Cycling in Aotearoa

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 3:47 pm | MOTAT

Two centuries have passed since the bicycle was first invented in Germany and the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is celebrating the significant anniversary with the opening of a new exhibition, Changing Gear , on Saturday 9 December. More >>

Revisiting days gone by at MOTAT

Monday, 20 November 2017, 3:32 pm | MOTAT

Get ready for an exciting gambol through the decades at MOTAT’s Time Travellers' Convention on Sunday 26 November as the Museum transforms into an interactive timeline of pop-culture, technology, and entertainment. More >>

Prestigious Marketing Award Goes to MOTAT

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 5:12 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT’s focus on using past, present and future Kiwi technology, innovation and heritage to inspire its audience and the creative use of digital media are being hailed as driving factors behind the museum winning the ‘Excellence in Marketing’ ... More >>

A Hauntingly Good Time at MOTAT

Thursday, 5 October 2017, 3:03 pm | MOTAT

It only happens once a year and it’s almost that spine-tingling time again! On Saturday 28 October MOTAT dares to host the lost souls, ghastly spirits and creatures of the night for a ‘spooktacular’ line up of entertainment guaranteed to make ... More >>

Dance of the Flying Boats

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 11:15 am | MOTAT

MOTAT’s magnificent flying boats are on the move! A huge team of employees, volunteers and contractors spent days in the museum’s Aviation Display Hall bringing the newly painted Sunderland indoors, and moving the Solent ‘Aranui’ outside for further ... More >>

Jean Batten Artefacts Donated to MOTAT

Wednesday, 30 August 2017, 1:38 pm | MOTAT

New Zealand icon and pioneering aviator, Jean Batten holds a special place in the heart of MOTAT’s aviation collection, so it was with much excitement that the Museum recently accepted a generous donation of additional Jean Batten artefacts from Auckland ... More >>



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