Smile, Imagine, Reminisce!
17/03/2021 - 30/05/2021
Currently filling the Collector’s Cabinet in the ballroom at Alberton is a small display of vintage 20th-century toys belonging to Auckland enthusiast Paul Maringka.
Collecting toys has been a life-long passion for Paul. With acquisitions from flea markets and antique shops around the world, as well as donations, his impressive hoard fills a shipping container! In pristine condition with original boxes, these are wind-up, battery-operated, 'rotate-o-matic', with 'magic' piston action, bright colours, lights, sounds, boggling eyes and authentic design details. All are geared to delight, entertain and inspire the imagination. Their main objective: fun!
Talk and Q & A with collector
Take a nostalgic trip back in time learn more about this incredible collection in an informal talk and Q&A with the collector, Paul Maringka on Sunday 28 March. Bring along a vintage toy of your own to tell its story.
Adults $12, children free. Includes house entry and afternoon tea. Registration is recommended - please contact Alberton on (090 346 7367 or email@example.com.
- Display runs March - 30 May.
- Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
- Collector's Talk
- Sunday 28 March
The display is free with normal admission.
Collector's Talk: Adult: $12, children free and includes house entry and afternoon tea.
Make a Booking
Registration is recommended for the Collector's Talk, Contact Alberton on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring (09) 846 7367.
- 100 Mt Albert Road
- Mt Albert
- Wednesday - Sunday
- 10.30am - 4.30pm
- Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.
Accompanied children under 18 years: free. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult. Maximum of four children per paying adult.
Unaccompanied children 15 years and above and still at school: $8.
Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.