Mobile museum brings Olympics to Queenstown


A hi-tech mobile museum showcasing Kiwi Olympic moments has arrived in Queenstown onboard a huge truck.

The 18-metre long truck houses a smorgasbord of the latest touch-screen technology that will take you back to some of New Zealand’s greatest sporting moments.

The truck’s arrival comes ahead of the Olympics in London and will be based in the Ballarat Street carpark today, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday. It’s free for the public to check it out.

The technology includes 23 TV screens, three monitors, three notebooks, nine Galaxy tablets, 12 phones and seven cameras.

The mobile museum was the brainchild of the NZ Olympic Museum’s longest-serving director Charles Callis who dreamed of taking such an exhibition on the road.

Those wanting to take a look back in time can browse iconic NZ Olympic moments spanning more than 100 years of Olympic history and check out Olympic memorabilia – including the shoes Peter Snell wore to train in the lead up to the 1964 Tokyo Games.

Visitors can also view the NZ Olympic Committee’s 2012 Olympic ‘Proud Moments’ campaign where Kiwis, including athletes and celebrities, share their thoughts on what makes them proud to be a New Zealander to help inspire our athletes for combat in London.

You can also take part in various games designed to test your sporting prowess.