A little about us
MOTAT opened in 1964 and since then has been explored by millions of local, national and international visitors. MOTAT is an interactive museum with a focus on creating a visually stimulating environment for its visitors. Children love their experience here.
The aviation collection with over 30 aircraft is impressive. Amongst the exhibits is the British heavy weight bomber of WW2, the Avro Lancaster and the beautiful wooden wonder, the de Havilland Mosquito. New Zealand's female aviator heroine Jean Batten's numerous medals and trophies are on display.
Products and specialities
School visits and programmes
Children's birthday parties
Tram service between MOTAT sites
Share what you love about this place...
so much for all the family to enjoy
- Soyung loved MOTAT Museum of Transport and Technology
- Soyung loved Voyager New Zealand Maritime Museum
- Soyung loved Butterfly Creek
- Soyung loved Spookers
- Soyung loved Sky Tower
What kid (or grown up, for that matter) hasn't dreamed of flying? At MOTAT’s latest School Holiday Experience - Defying Gravity - you can learn all about this most wondrous of processes, including creating your very own flying machine! You'll also learn how a parachute and rocket works and obtain your very own MOTAT Aeronaut Licence.
Interesting things to look at and do.
Great fun for all the family.
- Rachel loved MOTAT Museum of Transport and Technology
- Rachel loved Glenbrook Vintage Railway
- Rachel loved Crystal Mountain