Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland

Categories: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Spanning two connected sites, Museum of Transport and Technology boasts a comprehensive collection of civilian and military transport vehicles. The aircraft collection represents the largest of its kind in the country and includes impressive pieces, such as relics from Richard Pearse's first 1903 aircraft, a wooden fighter bomber, and advanced jet trainers. Read the information boards to learn about the ways in which transport technology has helped shape the nation's development, and make sure to visit the steam locomotives, cable trams, and historical Auckland buses exhibits. When it's time to switch between locations, simply hop on the complimentary tram service. The onsite tearoom serves home-baked cakes. Put Museum of Transport and Technology and other Auckland attractions into our Auckland itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We had a full day here and needed it too as there is so much to look at.Machinery, Vehicles and Artifacts from our past all on display. For me a short bus ride to the old Aircraft museum was the highl...  read more »
  • We traveled up to MOTAT with "The Grand Daughter" spent the best part of a day there, All the mechanical, steam, etc displays are wonderful....really enjoyed the hands on "for the Kids" yeah right.......  read more »
  • Highlight of the visit - walking in to the school and finding an actor as the teacher in traditional old style dress who was hilarious and acted with the 5 year old as though he was really in her clas...  read more »
  • Great place to spend the weekend with the kids. Best with Motat Mate which covers your all year long access for both Motat and Aviation Museum not forget to mention tram return rides are included too.
  • Huge place with two separate sites including a hangar with all kinds of planes. Kids tend to LOVE this place and it's certainly interesting for adults as well. The price to enter is very competitive compared to the nearby Auckland Zoo. As little as a quarter of the price, potentially.
  • It's a bit worn down and the interactive activities are old, but what an experience I got to have!
  • The MOTAT is reasonably priced, there are rotating exhibits you can check out, definitely a kid friendly place. If you're here during December, you can catch Christmas lights at the MOTAT, where the museum is lit up, and you can have free sleigh rides. Great if you like old timey wimey things.
  • As the name suggests this museum showcases the technological advances in transport. Very nice for kids. Can be busy in school holidays. A good one.
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