Events and Exhibitions Ngā Huinga, Whakakītenga

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

  • The Impossible Garden 30/05/2020 - 27/09/2020

    Ode to Balthazar Van Der Ast

    Due to the three week Auckland closure, this exhibition has been extended for another month! With special thanks to Emma Bass and Artis Gallery, 'The Impossible Garden' - an exhibition of richly decorative floral still lifes by Auckland photographer Emma Bass will feature in the grand, 1870s ballroom at historic Alberton. Blurring the boundaries between photography, painting and collage, the works examine the beauty of nature, with photographed prints of 17th century Dutch and Flemish examples as a starting point.

  • Tour and Tea. Violet Kerr Taylor's marriage at St Andrew's Epsom 26/09/2020

    St Andrews Epsom, Alberton and its family

    Join us on guided tour though St Andrew's church Epsom with its intriguing connection to the Kerr Taylors of Alberton, as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival 2020. Learn the story of young gentlewoman, Violet Kerr Taylor of Alberton, who eloped to marry at the church in 1894 and those of other notable Auckland citizens, some of whom rest in the cemetery.

    Explore the interior of the 1867 Category 1 heritage listed Gothic Revival church and examine some of the features of its interior including the font, the stained-glass windows, chapels and devotional art.

    This one hour (approx) tour takes place at St Andrew's (100 St Andrews Road, Epsom) and is followed by tea & scones at your own pace back at Alberton, with plenty of time explore the house and meander in the garden at your leisure.

  • Vintage Market Day 18/10/2020

    Alberton Vintage Market Day

    Alberton’s Victorian ballroom and expansive verandah the perfect settings for this mini market of vintage and antique treasures! Come along to rummage through bric-a-brac, admire antiques, find a bargain and chat to the collectors. There will be fine china, clothing, textiles, Crown Lynn, vinyl records, crystal, silver, kitchen & tableware, decor, jewellery, accessories, records, retro knick-knacks and more! 

  • Vintage hand-crank sewing workshop 15/11/2020

    Vintage Singer sewing machine

    Get up close and personal with a vintage hand-crank sewing machine in this workshop at Alberton!  In the grand ballroom, expert Gracie Mathews will guide you through the process on her antique Singer sewing machines. 

    You'll have a machine of your own to make a beautiful, old-worldy linens/delicates/gift bag with trimmings! Inspiring lace and fabric off cuts and other salvaged vintage pieces will be provided with lots flexibility for you to bring your ideas into the design. Create something for yourself or a special, handmade Christmas gift.  The 2 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class.

  • Beginners crochet workshop - 'Granny Squares' 15/11/2020

    Crochet blanket

    Keep alive the skills of traditional handicrafts in this lovely class at Alberton!  Heritage enthusiast and knitting and needlework expert Megan Mills, will be teaching crochet for beginners. Master the craft of the basic granny square – the starting point for a knee rug, scarf or blanket – and with a bit of practice you’ll have all your Christmas gifts sorted in no time!

    The 2 hour class is followed by tea & scones served from the vintage china. Tickets include Alberton admission so you can explore the house before or after the class.