WE ARE OPEN DAILY, 10AM-4PM.
See information about visiting during Covid-19 alert levels here >
Last entry permitted into the museum at 3.30pm.
MOTAT is open all public holidays except Christmas Day.
Please note the Aviation Display Hall (M2) is closed to the public until June 2022 for exhibition enhancement and the construction of a new 155 space car park.
The additional parking will bring greater convenience and access to the Te Wai Ōrea Western Springs Precinct and ensure increased safe, quality parking for visitors to MOTAT. Walkways and cycleways are included in this project.
The Walsh Memorial Library is a reference only Auckland library located at the M1 (Great North Road) site. Access to library resources is available Monday to Friday and research requests can be emailed through to the library. Find out more about the library here.
The café located at M1 (Great North Road) is open 10am - 3.15pm. More information about the cafe available here.
MOTAT is famous for our operational Collection items, our Daniel Adamson & Co. Boiler powered Pumphouse, our fleet of vintage Trams and our historic village are just a few of the experiences we love to share with visitors.
To keep these heritage items operating and in their best condition we must undertake general maintenance on occasion. Whenever possible we will have this work done outside normal opening hours and will always strive to minimise any disruption to your experience when you visit us.
While some unplanned maintance work may occur, we strive to keep you updated of any planned closures here.