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Steampunk Alive in Auckland with MOTAT

Aether and
Iron

Media Release
12 April 2012 ¬¬


Steampunk Alive in Auckland with MOTAT

Channelling Victorian science-fiction, MOTAT is set to transform into a fascinating scene from an alternate history on Saturday 28 April at Aether & Iron: A Time Traveller’s Day Out.

For one day only MOTAT will morph into a Victorian world powered by steam and futuristic innovations. Aether and Iron will be an enchanting day for all, with unique workshops and intriguing characters galore.

MOTAT Museum Director, Jeremy Hubbard says Aether and Iron has returned to MOTAT for its second year after much Steampunk hype was generated at the unique event last year.

“We were blown away by the great lengths some visitors went to with their costumes and interesting characters last year. Everyone who attended the event really let their hair down and had a great time, and we are looking forward to raising the bar even higher this year,” he says.

Mr Hubbard says that MOTAT is the perfect location for this diverse event with its sensational steam powered collections and Victorian buildings.

“Aether and Iron is all about unleashing creativity and using the past, present and future as inspiration - and what better place to celebrate this than at MOTAT,” said Mr Hubbard.

For those who don’t come in costume, never fear, MOTAT is offering Aether and Iron visitors the opportunity to make their own quirky accessories with ‘Make and Take Goggles’ and ‘Steampunk your Ray Gun’ workshops.

Other highlights to look forward to are the Character Creation Workshop, spot prizes and a myriad of Victorian activities and characters.

“We want all members of the community, including Steampunks, cos-players, social history aficionados and theatre-lovers to share the fun of Aether and Iron. There will be something for everyone to enjoy,” says Mr Hubbard.

“Also, the day’s best costumes will be given a ‘Best Dressed’ prize, so we are encouraging people to start preparing for this outrageously fun day out now.”

For a day of fun, fantasy and imagined future, come along to Aether and Iron at MOTAT!

ENDS
NOTE TO EDITORS:

Costs
Visitors can enjoy Aether & Iron free with normal admission costs to MOTAT. Also, MOTAT is giving Auckland region seniors over 65 with a Super Gold Card the opportunity to experience MOTAT including events such as Aether and Iron for free until June 30, 2012.

MOTAT entry fees
$14 adults
$8 students/children 5-16
$7 seniors
$free children under 5
$35 family pass (2 adults, 4 children)
$65 MOTAT Mates annual family pass

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