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Help us maintain the Heritage Pumphouse and Beam Engine


$355 of $50,000 goal
Given by 13 generous donors in around 10 months
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Ongoing funding is needed so we comply with Heritage regulations to ensure the historical integrity of this iconic building is maintained.

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In MOTAT’s collection, we have the Pumphouse and Beam Engine. The award winning MOTAT Pumphouse was built in 1877 and was considered the most advanced public water supply systems in the world at the time. It was the first item added to the MOTAT collection. Originally built to supply the growing settlement of Auckland with water, it pumped water from Western Springs up to reservoirs in Ponsonby and Karangahape Road and was offered in 1961 along with some land to a group of enthusiasts for the development of a museum that became MOTAT. It has been registered by Heritage New Zealand as a Category 1 historic place, in acknowledgement of its historical significance to the built heritage of Auckland.

It has been fully restored to operational level. The Pumphouse, Beam Engine and Engineer's Cottage won the internationally recognised UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Award of Merit for the Culture Heritage Conservation programme in 2009; the first New Zealand buildings to receive such an award.

About us

MOTAT is New Zealand’s largest museum of its kind. Located in Auckland’s Western Springs.

Celebrating NZ’s past, present, and future, MOTAT endeavours to educate and inspire the innovators of tomorrow through creative and innovative initiatives.

Use of funds

We need approximately $50 000 per annuum to ensure we maintained the building to the highest heritage standards.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 Jun 2020
Private
MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology

Thank you so much for your support of the Pumphouse.

MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 16 Jun 2020
Private
MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology

Thank you so much for your support of MOTAT and the Pumphouse.

MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology
Val
Val on 14 Jun 2020
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MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology

Hi Val, Thank you for your donation and support of MOTAT and the Pumphouse

MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology
Lucy
Lucy on 12 Jun 2020
$50
MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology

Thank you so much for your donation Lucy.

MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology
Keith
Keith on 22 Mar 2020
An English visitor
$20
MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology

Hi Keith without your generosity we could not continue to maintain the Pumphouse. Thank you so much.

MOTAT - Museum of Transport and Technology

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