Events and Exhibitions Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga

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

  • The Collector's Cabinet: Clocks 26/02/2018 - 18/04/2018

    Collectors Cabinet: Clocks

    Currently on display as part of the "Collector’s Cabinet" series at Alberton, is a fascinating selection of clocks, watches, timepieces, watchmakers tools and other collectibles belonging to horologist and historian Terry Sutcliffe.  

    Part of a collection of over 100 items, usually on display in his living room and in a purpose-built private museum on his property, the selection dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, includes pocket watches with New Zealand inscribed dials, military and railway watches, stands, cases, keys and intricate tools. A marine chronometer salvaged from one of Auckland’s best-known shipwrecks, the SS Wiltshire – the steamship that hit rocks on Great Barrier Island in May 1922 - also features. 

  • Handmade for Mother 12/05/2018 - 13/05/2018

    Flower arranging at Alberton

    Fresh flowers, vintage tea-cups and glassware and the traditional handicrafts of felting and crochet come together at Alberton this May as part of a programme of activities for Mother’s Day.