Help us maintain the Heritage Pumphouse and Beam Engine
Ongoing funding is needed so we comply with Heritage regulations to ensure the historical integrity of this iconic building is maintained.Auckland
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.
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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Hi Keith without your generosity we could not continue to maintain the Pumphouse. Thank you so much.
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This page was created on 16 Oct 2019 and closed on 16 Oct 2020.