East Coast Museum of Technology

East Coast Museum of Technology


HI just seeing if anyone that volunteer in the past years that have gone remember a youngboy helping out volunteered at the museum for about 15 years..everyone called him boy that is what he was called.

About 1998
Something's been brewing at East Coast Museum of Technology. Want to get involved? Here's how! 👇

So there have been a few questions flying around:

What sort of help do you need?
What needs doing?
How can I help?
Where do I sign up?

What sort of help do you need?
• sponsors or donations for fundraising
• we need people with a strong DIY game for Maintence and repairs
• people who love cleaning 🧹
• we need those who are keen to learn new skills

What needs doing?
• earthquake strengthening
• roof repairs
• cleaning and dusting
• curating and organising collections
• plus loads more

How can you help?
• become a member or volunteer
• contact us if you want to donate or sponsor something towards future fundraising

Where do I sign up?
• visit www.ecmot.org.nz
• email [email protected]
• come and see us 67 Main Road, Makaraka
• send a private message and we will sort something out 🥳

What does the museum have in the way of telecommunications and Post Office heritage?

East Coast Museum of Technology is a technology museum located in Gisborne, New Zealand. We preserve, promote and display local technology and history.

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their business hours. 09/01/2022

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their business hours.

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their business hours.


Gisborne City Vintage Rail's first public diesel hauled services to Muriwai behind Dsc 2759 are on over this Christmas/New years- the train departs at 1pm from the Gisborne station on these dates-

Monday 27th December
Tuesday 28th December
Sunday 2nd January
Monday 3rd January

Please note that in keeping with the Covid Traffic Light System, as from 03 December 2021, GCVR will require ALL passengers (aged 12 years and 3 months or older) to show their valid "My Vaccine Pass" prior to boarding the train. And a maximum passenger number of 100 so be in quick to secure your tickets!

$35 Adult, $15 for 15 and under, $80 for a family pass of 2 Adults and 2 Children.
Tickets are available for purchase ​from the Gisborne i-Site, ​209 Grey Street., with any unsold tickets being available for purchase at the station an half hour before departure (cash and eftpos)


Hi Everyone, due to COVID restriction we are closed to the public for now. However our awesome team of volunteers are working behind the scenes completing necessary maintenance, and working on some revamped displays.
We look forward to seeing you all once our gates are open again!


Make sure to grab your tickets!! 🚂

We are back! (but cautiously)
After spending time reviewing our COVID-19 Management plans and along with Government’s guidance, Our Committee and Operations teams have given a "Clear to Proceed with Caution" to resume operations this Labour Weekend, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th October. Please noteas we are still at Level 2, there are a few changes around our operation, being:
All passengers need to scan or sign in and
Everyone over 12 years must wear a face mask when at the station and on board our train

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their phone number. 03/10/2021

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their phone number.

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their phone number.

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their business hours. 20/09/2021

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their business hours.

East Coast Museum of Technology updated their business hours.


Ohhhhh lookie loookie! Over the weekend we were super busy chatting and making new friends 🚂👏 our new friends from KeriKeri are sharing parts, we love our friends 👷‍♂️

Photos from East Coast Museum of Technology's post 30/05/2021

Warning: contains images of a beautiful building and a plea for community help. 🏚

Share, like and spread the word at your discretion.

East Coast Museum of Technology holds a historical gem that use to nourish community bones with dairy products such as milk, cream, butter, ice cream and yoghurt🥛.

We are not overly proud of its current state, but we are beyond proud that this beautiful building is part of the Te Tairawhiti community.

If you swipe right, you will see the beautiful interior and another amazing exterior shot.

We need help and all hands on deck 🛠to help jump on board from the beginning to nourish this buildings bones from the inside out!

We are pretty lucky to have such a beautiful building like this, often they are converted and seen near harbours and are often similar to the wool stores overseas!

Our Gisborne community are pretty lucky custodians of this. But time is not on our side! And we need community spirit that aroha nui that we get from the He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata.🤍

But “she’s a pretty big job.... so Gissy, give us a hand” . We can not do this all by ourselves as volunteers! We need some more ladies and blokes who want to help the dream, help gather donations, help us fundraise, submit funding applications and just generally get stuck in and help us get moving and better yet help us spread the word that here at the East Coast Museum of Technology a little goes a long way!


NEW COLLECTION alert under wraps 🎁 we can’t wait for this to be displayed! Will you help us curate these treasures?


SNEAK PEAK alert 🐏 NEW COLLECTION under wraps that has kindly been donated 👏 We love it so much that we needed to share the sneaky peak too 😏


The Panel feat. Us 👏 📻

Click here to listen: (Jump to 17:50 to hear about the Museum)


Beyond the boundaries you see the community. This is why we do what we do.


East Coast Museum of Technology

Photos from East Coast Museum of Technology's post 08/05/2021



Thinking about a ? We have plenty for you to look at starting in the main building through to the radio room where you can see the old for you festival goers that have already started your




or painted those rolling numbers getting closer to those lucky numbers ??



Attention! Attention! Testing... 1....2....3 🎙

We are open today 10-4pm and again Monday 10-4pm. We can not wait to see you 🤗



Onsite with and team 😎 Thank you, it was lovely to meet you all. Come back at labour weekend 😉 we hear some of the machinery was used In the fields for the wineries 🧐🤨


Working our magic and waving our wands before the tunnel 🤩 🚂 ...3/4


Shout out to those Papas that taught us to cross the busy roads to post the .

Happy Father’s Day to those that taught us weeds are flowers too 💐

Shout out to the Grandads that taught us patience through baiting the fish hooks up the coast and to hold the ladder while they fixed the spouting

Shout out to all the Dads who got the new and are driving to brunch for pancakes

We hope you all have a wonderful day 🥳


What are you getting Dad for Fathers Day?

Socks? It’s socks isn’t it... That’s ok. Dads seem to like socks; but Dads like suprises too.

If you want to do something different this Sunday, bring Dad to the museum. All Dads including those that received socks – will be let in for free!

Terms and conditions:
- Must show new socks
- Includes Grandads (We think they are extra rad)
- Sunday 6 September 2020 only


With a flick of the switch we are back in COVID-19 level two and we will remain open to visitors and volunteers.

A couple of changes from our end so we can keep each other safe - we appreciate your patience.

We have contract tracing onsite so please feel free to Bring your own pen (BYP) or use the contract tracing app QR code.

Please maintain social distancing and stay at home if you are feeling under the weather.

We will continue to update via social media and email.

Take care of one another, check on your friends and neighbours and wash your hands - stay safe.



Manawatu Vintage Expo 😀

Check out our upcoming 2020 Ag Expo on 29th February to 1st March 2020.
In Association with the Manawatu A&P Show Association


All ready for tomorrow's live day folks remember 10am gates opening


See you at our next Live Day! It's this Sunday, Jan 12th.🛠⚙️🕹


A great turnout today for ECMoT's AGM. A big thank you to all of our volunteers for a very successful year. Thanks also to our outgoing committee members, and welcome to our new committee.


Train lovers. This Easter you could:
1. Line up several packets of hot cross buns end to end... so they look like railway tracks... or...
2. Go for a ride on WA165.


Wa 165 is steaming to Muriwai twice this easter! Deparing at 1 pm Saturday 20th and an extra trip added Sunday the 21st April.

You will be pulled by a 121 year old steam engine that was one of the first built in New Zealand.
- Souvenirs and some refreshments are available for purchase aboard (cash only).
- Your train departs from Gisborne Railway Station @ 1 Pm
- Tickets are on sale now from the Gisborne I-site(cash, eftpos and CC accepted)
- Also tickets can be purchased over the phone with Credit Card on 06 8686139.
Adult- $30
Child-$12 (Children under 15)
Family-$70 (two Adult and two children)

gisborneherald.co.nz 07/03/2019

The road to Reo

Congratulations to the volunteers of NZ Motor Caravan Association on completion of the stunning restoration of MCA1. ECMoT will be working with NZMCA to provide a display space at the museum where everyone will be able to see thier work up close. Kia kaha guys. You've done a fantastic job. :)

gisborneherald.co.nz About 30 Gisborne enthusiasts spent more than two-and-a-half years restoring the first...


Museum and NZ Military Vehicle Club vehicles on display at Gisbornes Air Show.


Sounds like a great day out :)

On January 19th at Gisborne Airport, it is all ON. A land and sky spectacular featuring the iconic Kittyhawk and other classic planes, cars, military vehicles and motor bikes. Like our page for updates...

The Gisborne Herald Tairawhiti Gisborne Activate Tairawhiti NZ Warbirds Association Inc Classic Flyers NZ New Zealand Aviation News Eagle Flight Training - The Aviation School of New Zealand Gisborne American Car Club Inc New Zealand Military Vehicle Club Inc City of Gisborne Highland Pipe Band Inc

tvnz.co.nz 02/10/2018

Start Me Up | TVNZ OnDemand

This looks great :)

tvnz.co.nz Car-crazy MOD and mechanically brilliant Martin love cars, and on this show their mission is simple: find those overlooked, forgotten or abandoned classic cars hidden around the countryside and start them up!


We're really excited to announce the arrival of our railway repair machine. A big thank you to Gisborne District Council for assistance with ECMoTs project On-track!




Hi Folks,
There has been a bit of a cleanup going on over Christmas the area where the Dairy Factory managers house was which was demolished last year due to safety concerns has been cleared thanks to Trevor Jukes and his team.
There is still some more work yet to be done levelling and getting some grass seed down which will hopefully give us an enhanced display area maybe even a "Colonial Village" concept.



67 Main Road, Makaraka

Opening Hours

Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm

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