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Accelerate: Driving New Zealand

22 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2019


Friday 22 June 2018, 10.00am - Saturday 31 August 2019, 5.00pm

Daily 10am-5pm

Closed Christmas Day


MOTAT, 805, Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland

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Adults $19

Children (5-16 years) $10

Student with NZ Student ID (includes tertiary students) $10

Overseas Senior Citizen (non-NZ, aged 65+) $10

Family Pass (2 adults and up to 4 children) $45

Under 5s Free

SuperGold Card Holders with ID Free



0800 668 286


Revved up, fully charged, and challenging the status quo!

MOTAT’s latest exhibition, Accelerate: Driving New Zealand, delves into the past, present and future of New Zealand’s relationship with vehicles.

Opening Friday 22 June, Accelerate brings a new perspective to the MOTAT road transport collection while exploring the technologies, social impacts, and culture associated with automobiles. It revisits some of the museum’s most cherished vehicles while introducing new cars and the stories of the people who love them. This one’s for the petrol heads, tech enthusiasts, history buffs, and future thinkers alike.

The exhibition collates an impressive collection of artefacts, audiovisuals, and activities which reflect the significance of vehicle technology with an emphasis on looking forward to the future. These machines gave our isolated nation the freedom to dream, to conquer new frontiers and to push the boundaries of convention. Where will they take us next?

Discover the stories, explore the possibilities and join the conversation. Accelerate is a thought-provoking long-term exhibition with feature objects scheduled to be switched out periodically, giving visitors new and exciting reasons to visit time and time again.