October, 2020

2020Sun18Oct10:00 am4:00 pmMOTAT LIVE: Trams10:00 am - 4:00 pm MOTAT Museum of Transport and Technology, 805 Great North Road & Meola Road, Western Springs, Auckland 1022Type:Museums and Galleries,Science & TechWhere:Central AucklandAges:All Ages


Event Details

This month Trams take pride of place at MOTAT’s LIVE Day.

A fleet of heritage Trams from will be operating throughout the day, visitors can take a ride along the Western Springs Tramway between the two sites MOTAT 1 and MOTAT 2 on a variety of trams including our Double Decker, Tram No. 47, and the Steam Tram-Motor, No. 100, which makes its debut back on the tracks after extensive boiler work and repairs.

Alongside the wonderfully restored trams, train and military vehicle rides will run throughout the day with Harvard and Avenger Wing demonstrations every 30 minutes.

Plus, enjoy a peek into our workshops at MOTAT 2 to see behind the scenes of our tram restoration work.

MOTAT 1 Activities:

  • Walsh Memorial Library Tram Display in the Red Door Room
  • Tram 906 photo opportunity
  • Pumphouse operating including the Boiler, the McLaren and the Triple Expansion Engine
  • School House Live, with School Ma’am
  • Printshop and Bindery open with demonstrations
  • Handcrafts in the historic Village
  • Little Flick fire engine rides
  • Horse and carriage rides
  • Imagination Playground activities
  • Jail House Live
  • Traditional bread and lolly making

MOTAT 2 Activities:

  • Train rides
  • Workshop open
  • Military rides
  • Avenger Wings operating
  • Harvard demonstrations

Please note that some of these activities are weather dependent.


Children Under 5: FREE
Children (5 – 15 Years): $10
Adults: $19
Family Pass (2 adults + up to 4 children): $45
Students with NZ Student ID card: $10
SuperGold Card Holders with ID: FREE
Overseas Seniors (non NZ, aged 65+): $10


MOTAT | Museum of Transport & TechnologyMOTAT is Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology where you can explore fascinating exhibitions on the history of NZ transport, technology and Kiwi ingenuity.09-815 5800 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand