Here come the Kerr Taylors (exhibition)

30/09/2017 - 12/11/2017
Kerr Taylor car

"Look out! Here come the Kerr Taylors!" This exclamation reportedly heard at the approach of Alberton’s three Kerr Taylor sisters in their crimson Chevrolet was made not because they drove fast, but because they drove so slowly!  Mid last century the slightly eccentric sisters in their 'funny old car' were a familiar sight about town. The youngest, Muriel, the only one tall enough to see over the dashboard, was always the driver and had particular motoring habits including never driving in the rain.

From 1925 the car provided an important form of transport for the sisters enabling their weekly trips to Farmers Department Store and to Waimaku to deliver produce to their nieces' and nephews' families.

Curated for Auckland's Heritage Festival 2017, this small exhibition looks at the first vehicles that took to the roads in Auckland and how cars shaped the urban landscape, paying special attention to the Chevrolet, the Kerr Taylors’ car of choice.  

On the weekends of 30 September & 1 October and 14 & 15 October, vintage Chevrolets will be on display for photo opportunities, coinciding with a Devonshire tea service ($6 for tea and scones).

Event Details


  • Saturday 30 September - Sunday 12 November
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm

How much?

Adults $10, children and Heritage New Zealand members free.


  • 100 Mt Albert Road
  • Mt Albert
  • Auckland
  • 1025

Contact Information

Opening Hours

  • Wednesday - Sunday
  • 10.30am - 4.30pm
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.


Adults: $10 Children free Unaccompanied children $3.50 Use your Entertainment Book voucher here. Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.