Events Ngā huinga

There's always something happening with a heritage theme - at one of the properties we care for, or just other events, activities, operating days and opportunities for you to enjoy some time out.

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Entry fees for members

Members of Heritage New Zealand and members of organisations with which we have a reciprocal visiting agreement, please note that for special events and exhibitions an entry fee or surcharge may apply where normally free entry is available.

Check individual event listings for details.


  • Collectors Cabinet - All Dolled Up 24/05/2018 - 26/08/2018

    Vintage kewpie dolls

    The next lot of curiosities to fill the cabinet in Alberton's ballroom is a sample of dolls dating from the 1880s to the 1950s. Belonging to Auckland collector Karen Staniland, Karen’s lifelong love of dolls began with a pink plastic Kewpie given to her as a toddler. She now has over 300 dolls as well as miniatures and teddy bears.


  • Coal Range Cooks 01/03/2018 - 15/11/2018

    Coal Range Cooks

    Visit Highwic during our Coal Range Cooking days and see, smell and taste cooking being done on our authentic Victorian coal range.

  • Free lunchtime concerts at Old St Paul's 12/06/2018 - 28/08/2018

    Interior of Old St Paul

    The winter programme of Tuesday lunchtime music returns to Old St Paul's.

  • Winter Wedding Fair 24/06/2018

    Wedding Fair at Highwic

    Come and join us at Highwic for a day full of Wedding Planning and meet some of the best wedding professionals who can help you make your special day perfect.

    Special discounts available on the day. From amazing photographers to delicious wedding cakes, breath-taking wedding gowns and so much more.  All setup in beautiful 1862 Highwic and our 4-Star Garden.

  • Melody & Musings: A baroque parlour concert 29/07/2018

    NZ Barok

    Step back in time at Alberton with this intimate afternoon soirée in the ballroom, suitable for the whole family.  Players from NZ Barok - New Zealand's only period instrument orchestra - present an assortment of baroque musical gems with a touch of history in this light-hearted one hour concert.  

    Featuring music by Purcell, Vivaldi, Boyce, Sammartini and Bach, the programme has been curated with a general audience in mind and would be a lovely entrée for those unfamiliar with orchestral music. The players will introduce you to the Baroque style, its instruments and key composers, peppered with anecdotes from history.

  • High Tea 08/07/2018

    High Tea at Highwic

    Enjoy a traditional high tea of delightful sweet and savoury treats served on fine china and accompanied by a selection of Harney & Sons speciality teas. Indulge in the luxury of Highwic and experience our new seasonal winter menu.

    There are two sessions to choose from.