A day at the beach

This Sunday Auckland Libraries will be down at Viaduct Harbour for A day at the beach.

To celebrate over 100 years of New Zealand’s beach fashion and the exhibition 'At the Beach', the Maritime Museum will be bringing the beach to the city centre for Labour weekend. The exhibition will be on display across the Maritime Museum, and has been devised and produced in conjunction with the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

Look out for our mobile library and friendly staff who will be have plenty of beach themed reading materials, games for children and photographs from our collections on display.

To help get in the spirit of the exhibition we thought we’d use this as an opportunity to show the changes in beach fashions down the years as documented in the photograph collections held in the Research Centres and Sir George Grey Special Collections.

Have a read of our previous beach and summer holidays related posts too.

Author: Andrew Henry