See the what's happening at MOTAT with our latest events below...

  • MOTAT Live

    There is no better time to experience MOTAT than on the Third Sunday of every month from 10am - 5pm. There is a great range of family activities included as part of your normal MOTAT admission such as steam train or armoured personnel carrier rides or experience the ‘Big Ben’, the double decker tram.

  • Olde Hallow's Eve

    Dare to step into the story in MOTAT’s Olde Hallows Eve - A Twisted Victorian Tale. A Halloween event like no other, join us if you dare at MOTAT on 31 October 7pm - Midnight.

  • Give and You Shall Receive

    Give a little something at Christmas with the MOTAT annual ‘Give and You Shall Receive’ event, supporting those in need by donating a Christmas present from the MOTAT gift shop instead of paying the normal admission fee.

  • MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights

    Sparkling lights, live entertainment, tram rides, Christmas displays and Christmas treats, provide the scene for a truly magical evening with your family in the 2 week lead up to Christmas.

Previous events

Here's a selection of past events held at MOTAT.

Fire and Rescue Day

MOTAT Fire Rescue Day 2013

Fire & Rescue Day was held on Sunday 10 November 2013. It was a fun filled day with truckloads of fire engines and firefighters galore. Families learn't about various rescue scenarios and explored 17 exhibits in the travelling 'Rescue' exhibition. Activities included fire hose squirting, wearing a fireman's uniform and learning how to get out of a fire in the NZ Fire Wendy House.