Encounter the love that built an Indian paradise. Join us at Alberton to discover the stories of love, loss, power and prestige at the heart of Auckland’s nineteenth century social scene.
Alberton will have free entry on Waitangi Day, and will be open from 10:30am - 4pm.
There is free all day on-street parking on Kerr Taylor Avenue and Mt Albert Road. Bus parking is available near Alberton, on Mt Albert Road. There are five designated accessible/disability parking spaces outside Alberton; visitors are also welcome to use the parking space alongside the house to drop-off and pick-up visitors for easy access.
There is no onsite parking.
Alberton is a three-storey building. There is access for people with wheelchairs to the ground level. There is a drop-off point in the car park outside Alberton for visitors with limited mobility. There are also a limited number of spaces available for parking for those with disability passes – please call to reserve and/or check availability.
Food and Drink
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic with them to enjoy in our grounds. Please take all food and rubbish with you. There is also a great selection of local cafés and eateries located just a short distance from Alberton.
This is a smoke and vape free site.
Alberton is one of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland's most popular heritage venues for garden weddings and wedding photography. It is ideal for corporate cocktail parties, outdoor concerts, birthday parties, wedding anniversaries and as a meeting venue for companies and non-profit organisations.
Alberton caters for a wide range of activities from six people in a formal dining room or meeting setting, to a picnic venue for small groups out in the garden. Contact us for more info.
Photography for personal use is permitted in the house and gardens. Please refrain from using flash and also note we do not allow tripods inside the house.
Alberton is also available for use for commercial filming and photography, as well as wedding/special occasion photography. Please contact Alberton on 09 846 7367 or email email@example.com.
Children and Whānau
Both inside and out, there are things for kids to discover. Inside explore the house, can you find the doors that open in half? Outside, there is plenty of room to stretch little legs on the spacious lawn, surrounded by large trees for shade. Traditional games, including croquet and horseshoe throwing, can be provided on request. A children’s trail is also available just ask our staff.
Things to remember
We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance.
Some rooms may be dimly lit depending on the weather and time of year.
Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga is proud to be part of the Safe Space Alliance, offering safe and inclusive spaces that welcome and support the LGBTQI+ community.
A safe space is a space where the LGBTQI+ community can freely express themselves without fear. It is a space that doesn’t tolerate violence, bullying, or hate speech towards the LGBTQI+ community.
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