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.


Travel on our electric tram. See the site of the historic Ferrymead Wharf and Ferry crossing.  Visit the tram barn and find out how trams have been restored.  See buses, trams and other ways these vehicles have been used.

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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