Taranaki Aviation Technology and Transport Museum

TATATM preserves Taranaki’s past for the enjoyment of future generations.

Explore the life and times of early Taranaki technologies

Whether you’re a family looking for a new activity or an enthusiast looking to learn more, TATATM has plenty of interesting and interactive displays to explore.

  • Operate a telephone exchange and manually transfer calls
  • Experience early radio and recording techniques
  • Follow the evolution of computers and communications technologies
  • Play cashiers with vacuum and wire monetary transfers across the museum
  • Study the huge scale model of Taranaki’s gas-to-methanol plant
  • Understand the development of Port Taranaki
  • Try your hand at hot-lead typesetting and press printing
  • Re-live much of our agricultural heritage – from threshing machines to milk pumps.

Full of great things from the past

A roadside museum on the southern outskirts of New Plymouth, TATATM houses a vast array of hands on exhibits, many of which are in full working order:

  • Aircraft - Harvard
  • Brewster Collection pieces
  • Cars & Trucks
  • Cinematographic
  • Domestic/household items
  • Farm Machinery
  • Fire Engine & Tender
  • Models of Motunui construction
  • Post Office
  • Printing Industry Machinery
  • Radios of all kinds
  • Telephones - Working Exchanges
  • Lamson Wire Carrier System


Corner State Highway 3 South and Kent Road, 
Opposite Lake Mangamahoe
13 Kent Road, New Plymouth 4371

Opening Hours

10am to 4pm
Saturdays and Sundays, School & Public Holidays
Other times/days upon request
Wheelchair accessible


Adults $7.00
Children (under 15) $2.00
Family $16.00 (two adults and small children)
Discount for groups