Museum of Transport and Technology, Auckland

4.3
#4 of 12 in Museums in Auckland
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. By using our Auckland sightseeing planning tool , you can arrange your visit to Museum of Transport and Technology and other attractions in Auckland.
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  • We parked in the car park our GPS led us to, and walked past a number of gates: no entry, no public entry, etc. Followed the purple signs, to the corner, around the corner. We walked and walked and wa...  more »
  • This was known as Motat and is near the Auckland zoo, there is a lot to see and do, can visit solo or with the family.  more »
  • We really enjoyed out trip to MOTAT and were glad to have been offered a short tour of the aircraft hangers by volunteers. Our guide was funny, had interesting information, and the guide was as in-dep...  more »
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  • School trip. Some great stuff there. Amazing card but a tiny bit dead pan. Has improved all t I remember it 45 years ago on my own school trip. Cool stuff. Good pictures
  • Hard to rate.... Aviation section is fantastic! Main section, don't even bother. Transport? Has a couple of of trams and buses and that's it. I was expecting a car collection. Nope. Trucks? One or two... And the cafe? Just don't. So, aircraft? Outstanding! Then go home
  • Came here for a school trip. Lots of construction and changes going on. Staff member that took our private lesson was good. Tram ride and driver were excellent with the students. We were left with only about an hour to explore the rest of the museum on our own and that was more than enough time. Dissapointed with lack of interactive exhibits and stuff got younger children.
  • Kids loved MOTAT. Some of the displayed things are amazing to watch. I personally enjoyed the early age computer displayed. The aerospace section was delight. We loved the tram ride which passes by the Western spring. Worth spending a few hours and good places for almost all the age groups.
  • FANTASTIC INTERESTING museum for all ages. You can catch the OUT bus from Auckland Central and get off at the first part of the museum. Your entrance fee includes a tram ticket which is a fun 5 minute ride to the rest of the museum. You can choose to hop off and go to the zoo too. The museum consists of a number of very educational displays including historic planes and a video/display on Jean Batten, info on Skylab's rocket, all sorts of old machines and inter-active fun activities. People of all ages will love this place 😊
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