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There is no better time to experience MOTAT than at one of our regular MOTAT Live Days!

See MOTAT's operational collection come to life every third Sunday of the month* from 10am – 4pm with a great range of family activities included as part of your normal MOTAT admission.

The Next Live Day is Sunday 19 August: Rail


Join MOTAT in celebrating the return of Meg Merrilies this August at Live Day: Rail! The long-awaited return of the much admired F180 locomotive is finally here. Be one of the first to see Meg back on the tracks, and make a day of it with loads of activities to choose from, with Train and Jigger rides, model trains, tours and live entertainment. All this and much more as part of your regular MOTAT admission.


  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Lollyman
  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Pump House
  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Print Shop
  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Bread making demonstrations
  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Handmade craft demonstrations*
  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Black Smith Live demonstrations
  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Historic school lessons
  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Little Flick*
  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Weekends of Imagination 
  • 11:00am-3:00pm - Horse and Carriage*


  • Train Rides Every 20 Minutes: Meg, Y542, Bertha,
  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Model train display
  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Create your own Train activity
  • Military rides every 10 minutes
  • 10:00am-4:00pm - Aviation and Rail Workshop
  • 10:30am-3:30pm -Avenger Wings every half hour
  • Trio Singers .Set times: 10am,11am,12pm,1pm,2pm & 3pm
  • Bite Me Food Truck/ Coffee Cart

*Please note these activities are subject to change and some activities are weather dependent.

Regular MOTAT Live Day Experiences: 

MOTAT 1 Live day visitor activities include:

  • Print Shop and Bindery demonstrations
  • Lollyman
  • Bread maker
  • Black Smith in the Forge 
  • Little Flick rides
  • Dress Up Station
  • Village handcraft demonstrations
  • School lesson interactive
  • Double Decker tram
  • Steam tram

MOTAT 2 Live day visitor activities include:

  • Aviation Workshop
  • Steam train rides
  • Military vehicle rides 



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  • MOTAT Live Third Sunday of the Month

  • MOTAT Live Third Sunday of the Month

  • MOTAT Live Third Sunday of the Month

  • MOTAT Live Third Sunday of the Month

  • MOTAT Live Third Sunday of the Month