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Kiwi Culture, Planes and Trams Galore at MOTAT!

MOTAT has a fantastic line up of experiences, exhibitions and activities planned for the summer season, including the much anticipated opening of the museum’s fabulous Aviation Display Hall. 

All of MOTAT’s activities appeal to both young and old, to both locals and out-of-town visitors.  We look forward to seeing you, you family and your friends at MOTAT in the coming months!

‘I Am The Last Tram’ Exhibition
Daily, 10am-5pm
Take a stroll down 1950s Queen Street, and transport yourself back to the decade that changed Auckland and New Zealand forever…  MOTAT’s ‘I Am The Last Tram’ exhibition is a 1950s love story in which Aucklanders express their undying affection for the Queen, embrace the motorcar, are seduced by the suburban dream and farewell the faithful tram system.  Experience the changes to traditional society, youth culture, global and political milestones, the tragedies that gripped a nation, and the technological and transportation advances that shaped New Zealand into the country we know and love today.

A Teaspoon per Cup and One for the Pot
Discover New Zealand's long and fascinating history of drinking tea at MOTAT's newest exhibition, ‘A Teaspoon per Cup and One for the Pot'.

From a traditional Maori medicine to a garden party must, learn what influence a ‘cuppa' has had on the Kiwi way of life. Learn about its beginnings as a product of the tea tree (or manuka) to the role tea played in the lives of New Zealanders stationed overseas during war.

All experiences, exhibitions and activities come as part of your MOTAT entry fee.
Prices are $14 adults, $8 children under 16 and students, $7 seniors, under 5s FREE, $35 family pass, $65 annual family pass.
Visit or phone 0800 MOTATNZ (0800 668 286).