RECENT NEWS AND UPCOMING EVENTS
MOTAT SOCIETY 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM was held on 22 Oct at Cropper House, MOTAT and the following Guests gave presentations which were very well-received.
An entertaining and informative evening was enjoyed by all who attended.
OUT WEST MODEL EXPO
9 & 10 Nov 2019, 10am-4pm,
Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, 595 Te Atatu Rd, Te Atatu Peninsula, Adults $8.00, Children $4.00, Family $16.00
Auckland's largest model railway exhibition with a large variety of layouts from the Auckland Marklin Club, Western Districts Model Rail Club, Independent American modellers and several other clubs and individuals. Locomotives with sound effects and smoke will run and small layouts will be available for children to learn to operate themselves.
More information can be found at www.marklin.org.nz
WALK THE CITY RAIL LINK TUNNELS
17 November 2019, hourly 8am to 5pm (limit 1000 per session)
Entry through Britomart Station, Downtown Auckland
Free tickets available online from 6 November (limit 6 per person) Follow City Rail Link on facebook.com/cityraillink/ for booking information
A rare opportunity to enjoy a brief snapshot of NZ's largest-ever infrastructure project being built right under Auckland City.
THE MOTAT SOCIETY'S VISIT TO THE CLASSICS MUSEUM
7 December 2019
Departing by coach from MOTAT 2 at 8.30am for the Classics Museum in Hamilton. Leaving Hamilton approx 3pm
Free Travel for all. Free Museum Entry for MOTAT Society members, $10 for partners/non-members
Enjoy a collection of over 100 classic cars, petrol memorabilia - enamel signs, pumps, tins and oil bottles. There is something Classic for everyone - vintage toys, pedal cars and scenes from early NZ. Email email@example.com to book a seat.
Information about our events and news about the MOTAT Society will be posted here. For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE MOTAT SOCIETY
MOTAT Society members receive up to three issues of 'The Driving Wheel' magazine per year, plus the 'Squeaky Wheel' newsletter, and access to 'Behind the Scenes' events for members and affiliated organisations. Download our membership form.
ABOUT THE MOTAT SOCIETY
The MOTAT Society was originally formed in 1960 with the aim of establishing and running the Museum of Transport and Technology at the current Western Springs site in Auckland, with the addition soon after of the secondary site at Meola Rd. MOTAT opened to the public officially in 1964 and since then has continually grown and developed its collections and activities.
Although the MOTAT Society no longer directly runs the museum, today it acts as a supporting society, offering an extended knowledge base in support of the Museum's preservation and conservation efforts. The Society's membership is made up of current and former MOTAT volunteers and staff, and general enthusiasts with transport, technology and heritage interests, as well as affiliations with kindred organisations.
The Society aims to support MOTAT through the specialist knowledge contained within its membership on matters affecting MOTAT's artifacts, restoration and conservation issues, and general collection advice. It also aims to maintain and recognise the historic foundations of the museum and its collections, as well as recognising the efforts of those involved now and in the past.
MOTAT Society members receive up to three issues of 'The Driving Wheel' magazine per year, plus the 'Squeaky Wheel' newsletter. The Society occasionally puts on 'Behind the Scenes' events for its members and affiliates.
It is hoped that through the sharing of knowledge between the different groups of people involved with the 'hands on' heritage sector, cross-pollination will occur that will be beneficial to all involved.
Further information and previous issues are available here
To become an individual member of the MOTAT Society please fill out a membership form.
Affiliate members are groups with which the MOTAT Society has formed an official affiliation. Through this the MOTAT Society hopes to form a wide network of contacts with relevant specialised skills, knowledge and experience that will be beneficial to MOTAT and all involved.
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