Education Mātauranga

Alberton provides invaluable learning opportunities for students of all ages, bringing the past to life in an authentic historical setting.  One of the best preserved houses of Auckland’s colonial elite, it provides tangible evidence of the grandeur and individuality of such residences and a glimpse into a gracious Victorian lifestyle, while also retaining elements of a classic 19th century farmhouse.

Butter-making
Butter-making the traditional way.expand/collapse

The house reveals the social and cultural life of New Zealand’s pioneering families and the realities of their domestic existence, including the roles of women, children and servants. 

The stories of its inhabitants set a context for many themes relevant to the New Zealand curriculum such as migration, multi-culturalism, colonialism, settlement and the suffrage movement.

Learning opportunities include:

  • Introductions tailored to age, curriculum requirements or particular themes.
  • Hands-on activities and workshops such as butter making.
  • The opportunity to handle historical objects
  • Resources such as worksheets.
  • Outdoor activities

Students are encouraged to dress up in period costume to enhance the sense of stepping back in time. Everyday clothing can be adapted for this and we can pass on further information on what to wear.

Bring lunch to enjoy a picnic in the beautiful heritage garden or on the verandah following your visit.


Girls in Victorian dress
Getting into character.expand/collapse

Admission and booking

Alberton offers concession rates for students and complimentary entry for teachers/tutors and parent helpers.

  • Admission:  $5 primary & secondary, $8 tertiary & ESOL.
  • Home school groups are welcome (minimum 8 students).
  • Introductory visits for teachers are available.

To plan your class visit please contact us:

Alberton
100 Mt Albert Road
Auckland

tel: (09 846 7367
email: alberton@heritage.org.nz