Firehouse

Everyone loves a big red firetruck! From early horse-drawn pumps to V8-powered fire engines, discover the equipment and history of these everyday heroes.

Date & Time

Permanent Exhibition

INCLUDED IN GENERAL ADMISSION

Things are heating up at MOTAT’s Firehouse!

MOTAT’s Emergency Collection contains some of New Zealand’s earliest firefighting equipment. You can get up close with some of this extensive collection at the MOTAT Firehouse. With gas masks, medals, alarms and more, learn the heroic history of the nation’s firefighters.

Merryweather Fire Engine.

Look out for MOTAT’s Fire and Emergency Live Day to get a hands-on firefighting experience!

Find out more about objects in the MOTAT collection at:

Collections Online

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Location: Building 4 at M1, Great North Road.

Entrance: The Firehouse has a wide entrance.

Stairs: There are no stairs.

Noise: Generally a quiet space.

Mobility parking is available on site at M1. Please arrange in advance.

Parking

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