Join in the fun and learn more about the scientific principles and facts behind everyday phenomena with these action-packed demonstrations.
Saturdays and Sundays in AugustView more
The highlight of any visit to MOTAT is a ride on a vintage tram through Western Springs Park. MOTAT's fleet of carefully restored vintage trams run regularly during opening hours.
10AM - 4PM DAILYView more
Experience the thrill of seeing the blacksmith at work in MOTAT's Historic Village.
Operating most Live DaysView more
The Vocoder is a giant voice modulator that uses pipes and distortion to turn your voice into crazy sounds! Have a go with a friend.
OPEN DAILYView more
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 DaysView more
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 10am - 3pmView more
Travel back in time along MOTAT's very own railway and see, hear and smell the history of New Zealand trains.
Runs every Live DayView more