Opening Hours

MOTAT closes to reduce risk of COVID-19 transmission. See here for information.


MOTAT Opening Hours

The MOTAT Great North Rd and MOTAT Meola Road sites are open daily from 10am - 5pm, 7 days a week.  The last entry is permitted into the museum at 4.30pm.
We are open all public holidays except Christmas Day and close for one weekend in March for the annual Pasifika Festival. Any closures will be notified on the website homepage and on our social media channels.

During your visit you can view a wide variety of exhibits over the two sites and we would recommend you plan at least 4 hours to get around both sites. You can take a tram ride between the MOTAT sites which leaves every 30 minutes. 

We highly recommend you create a “My MOTAT” account before your visit to ensure you make the most of your experience. 

Walsh Memorial Library Opening Hours

The Walsh Memorial Library is a reference only Auckland library which is located at the MOTAT Great North Road site.  Access to library resources is available Monday - Friday and research requests can be emailed through to the library and will be accommodated where possible. More information about the library is available here. 

MOTAT Office Hours

Our office hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm.  Entry outside of MOTAT opening hours (10am - 5pm) is by appointment only and through the pedestrian gate on Stadium Road or shop with prior arrangement.