WHAT'S ON IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2013
Rescue is a fun filled, action packed travelling exhibition coming soon to MOTAT. With 17 interactive exhibits, Rescue offers visitors a chance to explore and learn about various rescue scenarios. Open Now!
From December 1-24, MOTAT visitors can purchase a children’s gift for charity from the gift shop in exchange for free admission.
All donated gifts will be given to Variety – The Children’s Charity and the Auckland City Mission to help families in need this Christmas.
Celebrate the magic of Christmas with ‘MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights’ every Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 13-22 December, plus 23 December & Christmas Eve, 8-11pm.
Sparkling lights, live entertainment, night tram rides, Christmas displays & Christmas treats like mulled wine available to purchase. Entry is $2 per person, with all proceeds going to purchase children’s gifts for charity.
There is always plenty to see and do at MOTAT, click here to view timetable of when MOTAT comes to life.
1. Military Area - See the military vehicles in action, have vehicle rides and check out the collection on Third Sunday of the month.
2. Aviation Display Hall - See our award-winning building and one of the most impressive aviation collections in the world. Guided tours available when booked in advance. Email email@example.com or phone (09) 815 5808.
3. Display Hall 2 - See Auckland's new electric train mock-up and ‘A British Selection' car display.
4. Pumphouse - See Auckland's iconic Western Springs Pumphouse, the first building in New Zealand to receive a UNESCO award. It operates every weekday and check out the Beam Engine in action on Thursdays 12-1pm and 2-3pm. Note: Pumphouse will not be operating until further notice due to maintenance.
5. Challenge Zone - Hands-on exhibits which are entertaining, informative and fun for all age groups. A must-do for kids on your visit to MOTAT!
6. 90° South - Explore Sir Edmund Hillary's Antarctic Expedition from 1956-1958.
7. Telecommunications - See a wide range of communication technology from semaphore to mobile phones. Workshop open Tuesdays and Third Sunday of the month 10am-5pm.
8. The Fire Station - See one of the largest fire engine collections in the world. Includes some of the first fire fighting technology used in New Zealand.
9. The Print Shop - Learn the history and practice of printing and come in for exciting Printing Press Workshops on Sundays 10am-4pm.
10. MOTAT Village - Wander through settler society during the Victorian Era and visit the school house, chapel and cottages.
11. Early 1900s Shops - Browse retail stores in early 1900s New Zealand.
12. Rescue Travelling Exhibition - Learn about various rescue scenarios in 16 exhibits.
13. Mirror Maze - How fast can you get through the baffling labyrinth? Open daily.
14. Tinkering Tots - Under 5's Gallery designed especially for our youngest visitors and their families.
15. Birthday Party Room
16. Motor Nation - Tells the story of the Kiwi love affair with cars.
17. Tactile Dome - In total darkness, explore tunnels using only your sense of touch and direction. See board outside for daily session times.
18. I Am The Last Tram - Take a stroll down 1950s Queen Street, and transport yourself back to the decade that changed Auckland and New Zealand forever. Guided tours available when booked in advance. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (09) 815 5808.
19. Winning the Peace - See the changes that took place in New Zealand following World War II and how they transformed the Kiwi way of life forever.
20. While You Were Away - Discover what life was like in New Zealand when the world was at war from 1914-1945.
21. Tram Barns - Learn more about Auckland's tramway heritage and see MOTAT's collection of trams.
22. Road Transport - See a wide range of the collection throughout MOTAT and come and see what we are working on in the workshop. Workshop open Sundays & Wednesdays from 10am-2:30pm.
23. Waitakere Station - Explore the impact rail once had on New Zealand society and the development of Auckland.
24. Model Railway - See the development of the North Island main trunk line.