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MOTAT Live Village

See the operational collection come to life every third Sunday of the month. There's a new theme every month!

Date & Time

19 Jul 2020 | 10am - 4pm



There is no better time to experience MOTAT than every third Sunday! 

MOTAT Live has a different theme every month and in July we celebrate our historic Village and all it has to offer.

All your favourite live day activities will be operating, including Little Flick rides, the Print Shop and old-fashioned lolly and bread making demonstrations. All included as part of your normal MOTAT admission.

Take the whānau on a steam train or on a horse and carriage ride, picnic on the Village lawn and experience our iconic heritage trams in action.

MOTAT Live visitor activities include:  

  • Steam train rides

  • Military vehicle rides       

  • Heritage tram rides

  • Horse and carriage rides      

  • Lolly making demonstrations        

  • Printing press demonstrations

  • Blacksmith working in the forge

Ride on a historic steam train.

Make MOTAT Live an essential day out for the whole family.

MOTAT Live activities are weather and operational dependent.


We recommend parking in our large car park at M2 and enjoying the free vintage tram ride between sites.