A popular highlight when visiting MOTAT is riding aboard one of our heritage trams along past Western Springs Park. Jump aboard for a free ride between our two museum locations and enjoy the view. And ask the tram driver and conductor all your tram operation questions.
10AM - 4PM DAILYView more
Experience the thrill of seeing the blacksmith at work in MOTAT's Historic Village.
Operating on Live Days and selected SundaysView more
Little ones will love the adventure and active play at MOTOTS, a special place for our youngest MOTAT visitors.
Permanent spaceView more
Enjoy experiments, activities, stories, puzzles, games, videos — all the good stuff! Everything you need to inspire the innovators of tomorrow.
See a centuries-old technology come alive every Sunday at MOTAT’s Print Shop. Learn the history of our amazing print collection and take home a hand-printed souvenir of your visit.
Currently closed. Reopens October 2023.View more
Take a ride through the Wynyard Quarter on the Auckland Dockline Tram. Proudly operated by MOTAT in partnership with Panuku Development Auckland.View more
Travel back in time along MOTAT's very own railway and see, hear and smell the history of New Zealand trains.
Every LIVE Day (3rd Sunday of the month)View more
The sound of drills, the flash of sparks and the smell of diesel signal specialist staff and volunteers are on the job. The workshops carry out restoration projects and maintain MOTAT's operating collection.
Open on LIVE Days (Every third Sunday of the Month)View more