Experience transportation of the past and consider how new inventions have changed people’s lives. See a wide variety of vehicles of different eras.


Choose FOUR of the following activities:


Transport Activity 
View filmstrips of the past showing early transportation in New Zealand.  This will also include a hands on activity as well, looking at transport related artefacts.

Vehicles of the Past

Locate and discuss about many different forms of transportation from the past – steam train and horse drawn trams are just a few of the vehicles we have on display. Visit our blacksmith workshop.  One of our education staff will guide you during this activity.

Fabulous fire-fighters

See our impressive collection of vintage fire vehicles and equipment and learn how fire-fighting technology has changed over time. 

Wheels experiment 
Using fair testing, compare the performance of different wheel designs on different surfaces. Consider the forces acting upon these wheels. A simplified version of this experiment exists for younger students.





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