Mum Is The Word

Celebrate the special women in your life this Mother’s Day as MOTAT takes you back in time to the rockin’ 1950s. Think roller skates, milkshakes and rock ‘n' roll as the mood is set around the Museum with vintage car displays, period movies and TV shows, live performances and much more. It’s everything you need to bring back floods of memories from the good old days!

It will be a Mother’s Day treat with a difference as visitors are welcomed by roller skating waitresses reminiscent of the retro American diners of yesteryear. Mum definitely won’t feel like a ‘beauty school drop-out’ once she’s had her glamorous fifties eye make-up expertly applied in MOTAT’s pop-up beauty parlour. The rest of the family can join in the fun by applying vintage style temporary “I love Mum” tattoos to commemorate the special day.

Keep up to date with the latest in fifties fashion by attending the sophisticated fashion shows taking place throughout the day. These will be styled as old-school beauty pageants or seasonal launches from couture houses. Watch out for the girl groups and a roving musicians as they travel through the Museum surprising and delighting their audiences.

Visit MOTAT’s 1950’s exhibition showcasing the ‘modern’ appliances a mother simply couldn’t live without back in the day and discover just how far domestic technology, fashion and life styles have progressed in modern times.

Other activities include old-style dance lessons, vintage market stalls and quick draw sketch portraits. Top it all off with a fifties inspired treat such as a classic hot dog or pink and white ice-cream sundae and you’re guaranteed of a nostalgic day out the whole family will enjoy.

Location: MOTAT – 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland.

Date: Sunday 8 May, 10am – 4pm

Costs: Visitors can enjoy ‘Mum is the Word’ as part of their MOTAT general admission fee. This also includes access to the rest of the Museum, free tram rides and entry to the multi-award winning Aviation Display Hall in Meola Road.

$40 - Family Pass (2 adults, 4 children)
$16 - Adults
$8 - Students/children 5-16 years
Free for children under 5 and SuperGold Cardholders

For further information, photographs or interviews please contact:
Vanessa Hefer
Communications Advisor
Phone: 845 3703
Mobile: 021 340 518
Email: vanessa.hefer@motat.org.nz