- The Workshops Rail Museum - North Street, North Ipswich
- 25th August 2023 - 12th December 2023
- 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
- 07 3432 5100
- $11.50 - $14.40 Children under 3 are free
Reception this way —> Motels – A sentimental journey with Tim Ross
The Workshops Rail Museum’s exhibition puts classic Aussie motels in the spotlight!
Embark on a sentimental journey, rediscovering the quintessential Australian experience of staying in a motel in their new exhibition!
In a land where the car has provided us with the ultimate freedom to hit the road and explore, it is no surprise that Australians wholeheartedly embraced the American concept of the motel. When motels began springing up in the 1950s, they represented a new, stylish and sophisticated way to travel. Now, you can take a nostalgic trip back in time with us, and travel around Australia revisiting your memories of the classic Aussie motel, from family holidays and long road trips in the sweltering summer heat, to continental breakfasts and mid-century mod cons…
Developed by National Archives of Australia in collaboration with comedian Tim Ross, and proudly hosted by The Workshops Rail Museum, the exhibition of photographs and promotional film footage featured in ‘Reception This Way’ will take you back to a time when the roadside motel was an integral part of the Australian holiday experience.