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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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Christmas Lights 2021

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) has today announced the cancellation of its popular annual Christmas Lights event for 2021.
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A Lego®-lover's paradise: Getting ready for Bricks and Blocks!

Back for another year, MOTAT, in conjunction with Auckland Lego® User Group (AuckLUG), presents Bricks and Blocks; the ultimate Lego® fan display! Join us on the 5th and 6th of December 2020 as we showcase an array of intricate and astonishing Lego® displays, including cityscapes, vehicles, pirate ships and of course, trains!

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Get the kids out of the house!

MOTAT set to reopen to visitors from 10 November.

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Christmas Lights 2021

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) has today announced the cancellation of its popular annual Christmas Lights event for 2021.

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Rediscovered painting casts new light on NZ’s Hine-o-te-Rangi

A rare oil portrait of Kiwi aviator Jean Batten, recently rediscovered after almost three decades, was unveiled at Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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MOTAT removes explosive picric acid from its collection

MOTAT was the latest museum in Aotearoa to remove picric acid (an explosive) from its collection last week.

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Love / Science

New MOTAT exhibition tells the stories behind the technology.

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Police helicopters find a new home at MOTAT

From the earthquakes to terror attacks, Police helicopter legacy will live on.

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Silver Linings: Aotearoa innovation during Covid

MOTAT opens new exhibition celebrating small business success stories in time of hardship.

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New Zealand Sign Language Week at MOTAT

Supporting our community through creative and innovative ideas

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Samsung Seeks Young Minds To Solve Our Biggest Challenges

Dr Siouxsie Wiles to judge new STEAM competition inspiring Kiwi kids to change the world for good

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Full STEM ahead

MOTAT’s annual fair encourages young minds to pursue careers in science and technology

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Collecting in the time of COVID-19

MOTAT is looking for New Zealand inventions and innovations designed, made, or dreamt up during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have something you think belongs in our COVID-19 collection please let us know here.

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International Exhibition Showcases the Art of Science

MOTAT has secured the rights to present the Royal Photographic Society’s prestigious international Science Photographer of the Year exhibition.

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MOTAT to present Slice of Life – The World Famous Dunedin Study

Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) will be hosting the exhibition Slice of Life – The World Famous Dunedin Study at its Great North Rd site from Wednesday 1 July until Sunday 4 October 2020.

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Safe, Spacious, Family Fun

Auckland’s Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) reopened safely to the public on Tuesday 26 May in the wake of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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Kiwi Ingenuity in the Spotlight

Parapara/Ingenious: Innovation in Aotearoa has officially opened at the Museum of Transport and Technology’s (MOTAT).

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MOTAT offers safe, spacious, family fun under Alert Level 2

MOTAT Museum of Transport and Technology has moved into its final stage of preparations ahead of its reopening to the public on Tuesday 26 May.

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