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MOTAT is New Zealand's largest transport and technology museum and offers a fun and exciting learning experience for visitors of all ages. Spread across 40 acres, our two sites let visitors explore and discover the achievements that have helped shape New Zealand.
Ribblehead Viaduct Star Trails by David Forknall

Catch up on all the latest news and updates from the Museum of Transport and Technology with our news and media releases here.

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Live Day at MOTAT. Unknown photographer, 1975, 03-2685. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
Our History

Since our establishment in 1964, MOTAT has been explored and enjoyed by millions of local, national and international visitors. Our collections have grown to over 300,000 items highlighting Kiwi innovation and ingenuity.

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Vision Strategy and Values
Our Vision, Strategy and Values

Our Vision is to use the past, present and future technology and ingenuity of Aotearoa to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

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Tram ride between Aviation Lates and Zoo Lates

MOTAT's governance team, Annual Plans, Reports, and guiding policies can all be found here. As well as our commitment to the community and our sustainability work and goals.

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Supporting the community
Supporting the Community

MOTAT commits to helping 10 community/charitable groups every month. Learn more about our family pass offers here.

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Stem Science Fair
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Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi

MOTAT is committed to uphold the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and deeply and actively promotes collaboration with community and cultural groups in the wider Auckland region.

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