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MOTAT’s Te Kōtiu Wins International Museums + Heritage Award

Thursday, 16 May 2024, 5:00 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT soared to new heights today when its recently installed Aviation Hall experience, Te Kōtiu, took out the “Best Use of Digital – International” category at the prestigious Museums + Heritage Awards in London. More >>

MOTAT and Dodd-Walls in colourful collaboration

Monday, 25 September 2023, 8:03 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT and the Te Whai Ao Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonic and Quantum Technologies are proud to announce a significant enhancement to their long-running partnership, with Dodd-Walls investing in the Museum’s new science and technology centre opening ... More >>

MOTAT Steam Tram Powered By Trees

Thursday, 10 August 2023, 10:42 am | MOTAT

It’s out with the coal and in with the biofuel for steam tram no. 100, which will operate on a renewable energy source made from trees at MOTAT Live Day on August 20. Developed by Crown Research Institute, Scion, the biofuel will undergo its largest ... More >>

Breaking Stereotypes With Wāhine In Gaming Exhibition

Thursday, 24 November 2022, 10:01 am | MOTAT

Code Breakers: Women in Games will inspire youth to explore gaming careers regardless of their gender identity More >>

Switch Ups For Sustainability The Focus Of New MOTAT Exhibition

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 7:16 am | MOTAT

MOTAT’s newest exhibition Switch Up: Sustainable Solutions opens on Saturday 1 October and sees the museum partnering with community action groups and 15 of the most exciting sustainable commercial enterprises in Aotearoa and the world. “Working ... More >>

MOTAT Celebrates 100 Years Of Radio In New Zealand

Tuesday, 15 February 2022, 2:50 pm | MOTAT

On February 20, MOTAT will celebrate 100 years of radio in Aotearoa with a LIVE Day showcasing how far the technology has come since its inception. Radios from the 1920s to today will be on display, with radio station bFM broadcasting live from ... More >>

Get Deconstructing!

Friday, 3 December 2021, 11:21 am | MOTAT

What’s inside a PlayStation? What about a Gameboy? How do they work? They are on every Christmas list, and now this December visitors to MOTAT’s latest exhibition will receive an all-new perspective on New Zealand’s favourite gaming consoles. ... More >>

Love / Science New MOTAT Exhibition Tells The Stories Behind The Technology

Tuesday, 6 July 2021, 3:06 pm | MOTAT

Love / Science is the headline new exhibition opening at the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) on Friday 9 July. The exhibition explores the human stories as well as the science behind ground-breaking technology that helped change our world ... More >>

Night Lights At MOTAT

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 3:44 pm | MOTAT

On the weekend of Friday 25 June, the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is opening its gates from 6pm-9pm for an exclusive three-night event of art, culture and entertainment. Stay up past bed time and bring the Whānau for a walk through ... More >>

Silver Linings: Aotearoa Innovation During Covid

Friday, 21 May 2021, 11:51 am | MOTAT

MOTAT opens new exhibition celebrating small business success stories in time of hardship Opening 29 May - Silver Linings: Aotearoa innovation during Covid is a new MOTAT exhibition exploring six uplifting stories of hope and enthusiasm that emerged ... More >>


Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 9:50 am | MOTAT

MOTAT’s STEM Fair is the place to be on Sunday 11 April. From 10 am – 4 pm over 40 specialist exhibitors from leading STEM organisations will be ready to inspire the next generation of Kiwi kids to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, ... More >>

Bringing Happiness Back To Auckland

Wednesday, 10 March 2021, 3:52 pm | MOTAT

After a tough start to the year, MOTAT is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s International Day of Happiness one to remember. On March 20, MOTAT are hosting The Big Day of Happy, an endorphin-boosting day filled with fun for all ages. More >>

Strictly R18, Anti-Valentines Returns To MOTAT

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 7:16 am | MOTAT

Roses are red, Anti-Valentines is better – come shoot a bow and arrow and burn a love letter On Saturday 13 February, from 7pm, MOTAT will transform into a judgement free zone. Not been the best year? We feel you. Presenting Anti-Valentines, the best ... More >>

Welcome Aboard! Auckland Dockline Trams Set To Return To Auckland Waterfront

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 9:53 am | MOTAT

The iconic Dockline Trams of Wynyard Quarter are set to return to the waterfront this Waitangi Weekend* and will be in action over the remainder of the 36th America’s Cup and beyond. The announcement comes thanks to a new partnership between the Museum ... More >>

Are You Featured In MOTAT’s Latest Exhibition?

Monday, 7 December 2020, 9:06 am | MOTAT

MOTAT’s new photography exhibition Snapped! Summer Holidays in Aotearoa opens this week to showcase up to 100 summer holiday photographs taken in New Zealand from the roaring 20s right through to the swinging 60s. More >>

Santa Is Coming To Town - MOTAT’s Annual Christmas Lights Event Will Go Ahead As Planned

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 2:02 pm | MOTAT

A Christmas tradition and much-loved community event, MOTAT’s Christmas Lights will go ahead as planned on the 11th - 13th and 16th -24th December from 8pm-11pm each night. With contact tracing available on entrance, MOTAT invites families and ... More >>

New Science Fiction Exhibitions Opens At MOTAT

Thursday, 5 November 2020, 3:18 pm | MOTAT

If you thought teleportation, holograms, invisibility and mind control were only in the movies - think again. MOTAT is thrilled to announce the opening of its innovative new exhibition ‘ Science Fiction Science Future’ available to the public from ... More >>

Kiwi Ingenuity In The Spotlight At MOTAT

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 2:45 pm | MOTAT

Parapara/Ingenious: Innovation in Aotearoa has officially opened at the Museum of Transport and Technology’s (MOTAT). This new exhibition space celebrates Kiwi technology, innovation and ingenuity, one collection object at a time and is a fresh addition ... More >>

International exhibition brings the art of science to life

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 11:07 am | MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) has secured the rights to present the Royal Photographic Society’s prestigious international Science Photographer of the Year exhibition . More >>

MOTAT to launch 'Machine Makers' this Saturday

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 3:10 pm | MOTAT

As parents ready themselves for the summer school holiday long haul, New Zealand’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) is putting the final touches on their summer exhibition. More >>





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