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If you or someone you care for has accessibility requirements you will find the information you need to plan your visit here.
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MOTAT is committed to developing and improving access for all. 

The Museum offers visitors with impairments and their caregiver free general admission entry during standard days and times of operation. 

You can get to MOTAT by car, taxi, or by public transport and there is mobility parking available at both sites. Guide dogs are welcome at the Museum.  


Mobility parking is available at both sites.

Mobility parking at MOTAT Great North Road is available within the Museum gates and you need to prearrange access. This can be done by either calling our helpful team on 09 815 5800 or emailing enquiries@motat.org.nz.

Mobility parking at the Aviation Hall is close to the entrance and no pre-booking is required.


Many of MOTAT’s public spaces are accessible, but as we are an operational museum spread over a large area with varying terrain, unfortunately not all areas are suitable for wheelchair access.

Areas with wheelchair access include exhibition halls and display spaces, the MOTAT Café and and the MOTAT Shops.

Both MOTAT sites have accessible toilet facilities and locations are shown on the map.

We have a limited number of wheelchairs available for use while you are at the Museum so please get in touch before your visit for more information.

Please note, due to ongoing construction of the new science and technology centre the available pathways around the Great North Road location are steep and may prove difficult to manoeuvre in a manual wheelchair without assistance. Our team are available to assist should you wish to visit and we recommend you advise us ahead of time by calling our helpful team on 09 815 5800 or emailing enquiries@motat.org.nz.


Visitors with accessibility needs can visit MOTAT individually without prior booking. If you would like to make use of the mobility parking at MOTAT Great North Road we require advanced notice so we can arrange for someone to meet you.