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From vintage tram and steam train rides to letterpress printing and scientific demonstrations, MOTAT offers a range of intriguing hands-on experiences.
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The Explodome is a new space for our youngest innovators to make, unmake, and get creative. Come and join the fun every Saturday and Sunday.
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Auckland Dockline Tram

Take a ride through the Wynyard Quarter on the Auckland Dockline Tram. Proudly operated by MOTAT in partnership with Panuku Development Auckland.

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Trams

The highlight of any visit to MOTAT is a ride on a vintage tram through Western Springs Park. MOTAT's fleet of carefully restored heritage trams run regularly during opening hours.

10AM - 4PM DAILY

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Steam Trains

Travel back in time along MOTAT's very own railway and see, hear and smell the history of New Zealand trains.

Every LIVE Day (3rd Sunday of the month)

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Print Shop

See a centuries-old technology come alive every Sunday at MOTAT’s Print Shop. Learn the history of our amazing print collection and take home a hand-printed souvenir of your visit.

Open Sundays only

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Workshops

The sound of drills, the flash of sparks and the smell of diesel signal specialist staff and volunteers are on the job. The workshops carry out restoration projects and maintain MOTAT's operating collection.

Open on LIVE Days (Every third Sunday of the Month)

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Explodome

The Explodome is a new space for our youngest innovators to make, unmake, and get creative. Come and join the fun every Saturday and Sunday.

Weekends only

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Blacksmith's Forge

Experience the thrill of seeing the blacksmith at work in MOTAT's Historic Village.

Operating most Live Days

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MOTAT.FUN

Enjoy experiments, activities, stories, puzzles, games, videos — all the good stuff! Everything you need to inspire the innovators of tomorrow.

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