The Great MOTAT Steam Fair
Welcome to the ‘The Great MOTAT Steam Fair'!
On Sunday 26 May visitors will experience an out-of-sight spectacle of steam power at MOTAT's inaugural Steam Fair. Set amongst MOTAT's spectacular steam collection, which includes the beautifully restored Pumphouse and a series of authentic steam locomotives, engines and rollers, visitors will love learning about steam power in all its forms with a series of hands-on activities and special displays.
The kids will love getting in amidst the fun in the coal shovelling races, face painting and visitors can enjoy taking a ride on the big traction engine and steam train. Unleash your inner Steampunk as you learn how to Steampunk a top hat and make your very own pair of Goggles in our Make ‘n' Activities. Plus come in costume, join the parade and be in to win spot prizes on the day! - Check out First Scene for some great costumes.
The MOTAT Steam Fair will be a celebration of New Zealand's steam history suitable for all ages, so come along and discover the magic of steam power with MOTAT.
What is Steampunk?
Simply it is Victorian science-fiction; however the following excerpt from www.steampunknz.co.nz can expand on this:
“Steampunk is “tomorrow as it used to be”, fantasy. The “punk” in steampunk is a rebellion against the present day preference for plastic and the disposable way of life. For many it is a search for where society might have taken the wrong turn at the end of the Victorian era.
Entry to the 'Great MOTAT Steam Fair' is included as part of your normal admission fee.
Activities will run from10am - 5pm on Sunday 26th May.
Click here to see photos of past events on our Facebook page.