First Wednesday of every* month 10am - 2pm

Please note that 'Good Old Days' is currently not open to the public.

Good Old Days

From the roaring 20s, fabulous 40s or the swinging 60s, each era from the 1900s to the 1980s will be brought to life with live music, food offerings and guided tours highlighting objects from the MOTAT collection. Taking place on the first Wednesday of each month*, it’s everything you need to be transported back to the good old days.

Specifically catered for our senior visitors, each Good Old Days is designed to celebrate New Zealand’s young history. Wheelchair accessible guided tours are available and visitors can enjoy a range of entertainment and activities. Light snacks and refreshments will be available at the MOTAT café with a special combo for SuperGold Card holders during the event. The event takes place from 10am until 2pm and each month focuses on a different decade. 

Wednesday 5 September: 1920s

Celebrate the 1920s this August at MOTAT's monthly Good Old Days event, with a variety of activities, including live jazz, silent movies, oral histories, and more! 

  • Cropper House Lawn: Live Jazz - Set times: 10am, 11am, 12pm &1pm
  • Cropper House Lawn: Fashion Display - Set times: 10:30am, 11:30pm, 12:30pm & 1:30pm 
  • Building 4: 1928 Silent Movie 'The Circus'
  • The Village: Oral Histories of the 1920s
  • The 1920s Shops: Bread Making Demonstrations
  • The Welcome Hub: Tours of MOTAT 1 

As always, MOTAT admission is free for all SuperGold Card holders. General admission applies for all other visitors (excluding escorting staff). 

*Please note these activities are subject to change and some activities are weather dependent.