50 years after the Mod era dissipated, New Walk Museum celebrates the iconic British subculture.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a Vespa or a copy of The Who’s greatest hits, as this museum has just enough nostalgia for you!

The collection explores the Mod scene in Leicester and Nottingham during the 1960s and how the groups connected through fashion, freedom of expression and music.

Rodger K Burton’s Mod clothing collection displayed in New Walk Museum

“there’s always been a connection between Leicester and Nottingham Mods.”
– Shaun Knapp

The Old Market Square was the centre of Mod life in Nottingham…

The pop-up exhibition contains a selection of scooters, on loan from the Leicestershire Scooter Alliance, and clothing from Roger K Burton, an original Leicester Mod.

It also celebrates the 40th anniversary of the release of The Who’s cult Mod film, Quadrophenia, and includes original clothing pieces from the film.

A range of film clips, adverts and TV show segments will be shown as well as a live band and DJ on selected nights to really bring the Mod scene back to life!

Have a sniff: Estée Lauder Youth- Dew was a popular Fem Mod scent

Head down to the museum today for a blast to the not so distant past…

  • Mod stands for Modernist as their identities were created by the very latest fashion trends
  • Mod is a subculture that began in London in 1958 and spread throughout Great Britain and elsewhere, eventually influencing fashions and trends in other countries
  •  You can still find Mods today on a smaller scale.
  • The museum is holding the exhibition of ‘Mods: Shaping a Generation’ from April 13th until June 30th.
  • For more information on the museum’s exhibition and times check out their website: https://www.visitleicester.info/whats-on/mods-shaping-a-generation-p758341