Events and Exhibitions Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga

Enjoy the following events in the very special atmosphere provided by Alberton.

  • 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.

  • 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.