Accelerate: Driving New Zealand

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.

From some uniquely Kiwi stories, to the search for sustainable alternatives, this exhibition breaks down complex technological processes and explores the innovative thinking and Kiwi-can-do attitude we’re renowned for.

Accelerate brings a new perspective to the MOTAT collection, exploring the challenges, technologies, societal impacts, and culture associated with automobiles. It revisits some of our most cherished vehicles, whilst introducing new vehicles and the stories of the people who love them, and showcasing life-changing technologies.

This one’s for the petrol heads, tech enthusiasts, history buffs, and future thinkers alike. The exhibition collates an impressive collection of objects, audio visuals, and interactives which collectively reflect the significance of vehicle technology historically, socially, and culturally, with emphasis on looking forward to the future and embracing change.

Accelerate: Driving New Zealand is a long-term exhibition with feature objects scheduled to be switched out over time, offering visitors new and exciting reasons to revisit this thought-provoking exhibit.


Now featuring Mercury's Evie on display from 1 May - 30 June 2019

MOTAT is delighted to welcome Mercury’s Evie to the Museum.

The fully electric, restored classic, 1957 Ford Fairlane will feature in the Accelerate: Driving New Zealand exhibition as an example of innovation and technology.

To celebrate Evie being on display in Accelerate, Mercury customers save 15% on general admission entry to MOTAT from 1 May to 30 June. To claim your discount, simply present your latest Mercury electricity bill (either on paper or on your phone) at the entrance of MOTAT 1 or 2.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS:                         


  • Mercury customers will be able to visit Evie (Mercury’s wonderful electric vehicle) in Accelerate at MOTAT with this wonderful discount.
  • Mercury customers visiting MOTAT will receive a 15% discount on General Admission tickets (including Adult, Child and Family tickets).
  • To redeem this offer, bring along proof that you are a Mercury customer - a bill or login to My Account.
  • This offer is valid until from Tuesday 14 May until Sunday 30 June 2019.
  • MOTAT terms apply

The Legal Stuff

We do our best to make all of our promotions wonderful, but sometimes things can go wrong. However, if something does go wrong, Mercury and its suppliers will not be liable to you for any loss or damage (including personal injury) that you might suffer through participating in the Offer. Occasionally, things happen which are outside of Mercury’s and MOTAT's control and we may have to change or cancel the Offer or these terms and conditions.