Alberton
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This home grew from a modest farmhouse built in 1863 into an enormous fairy tale mansion, where visitors can admire its beautiful verandahs and towers and view original family furniture.
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Stephanie W
Basingstoke, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Alberton is in the suburb of Mt Albert in Auckland. Very interesting visit. A talk by one of the guides when we arrived explaining about the house and family was very interesting.
Plenty to see. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see the garden as it rained heavily.
Written 28 April 2023
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Colleen F
Centurion, South Africa52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
What a beautiful and well preserved house, rich with history. I still can’t get over the 22 children that he had, and 15 here at one time 😅 A really good couple of hours spent on a rainy day
Written 4 February 2023
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suetawa
Wellington, New Zealand133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
Alberton is a large home to explore. Our teens loved being able to go up to the servants quarters in the attic. One of the children enjoyed dancing round in the ballroom singing one of the 'Frozen' songs. The people on duty were enthusiastic about the place and willingly passed on their knowledge.
Written 4 May 2019
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HMKaren
Los Angeles, CA895 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
We visited Alberton while it was decorated for Christmas and it was really lovely. You don't need to wait for a tour, you are welcome to wander on your own to see both floors---and you can climb a tiny ladder to see the small attic too. There were some neat rooms. The lady in the shop was happy to answer any questions we had, she was very friendly. We didn't really get a chance to explore the grounds because it was pouring rain, but what we could see looked very pretty.
Written 9 January 2019
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ccdd1
Auckland Central, New Zealand84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
This amazing old Family Home is an attraction for people wanting to see how Family life was way back in the very early days of Big Family Homes. It's an Historical place and I would recommend anyone visiting Auckland to go and see this once Majestic Family Home. You do have to make a donation for upkeep and I am glad that this is done. Beautiful surroundings and an amazing old Family Home.
Written 9 September 2018
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DrKimbel
Berlin, Germany67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We found this by incident and then they had tickets for Devonshire tea.

The house and park are fantastic, given an excellent umpressen of life in historic Auckland - it is stated somewhere that you feel as if the family just left, and that is so true. And they welcome us to see their fully decorated rooms including changes and additions to the house. Very inspiring.

Now, the tea. There are plenty of volunteers and they due their very best, and we might go again to support a good cause. But the tea arrangement was not as special as we had hoped and as we had experienced in other places.
Written 17 April 2018
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Oskar_Baxter
Canterbury Region, New Zealand296 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
If you are interested in old, historic homes and/or in Auckland history then you will not want to miss this very well preserved home. If neither of those are of particular interest it might not be worth your time. Be sure and ask for the docent to give you an overview before you begin your self guided tour.
Written 18 January 2018
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Narziss
Auckland, New Zealand1,000 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Family
Alberton is like having a walk back in history which is great for older visitors seeking to reminisce on time gone by, or to visit with children to show them how things used to be.
Written 9 July 2017
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geographyguy_11
Brisbane, Queensland518 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I was very disappointed with Alberton, especially after my excellent visit to Highwic earlier the same day. There was no one around to greet me or collect my admission fee; I had to interrupt a couple who were inspecting the house as possible wedding venue to figure out if anyone was actually working there. When the lady finally came she asked me "I understand you want to visit the house?" as if it was a massive surprise! The introductory talk wasn't as interesting or detailed as that given by its sister house at Highwic and I found that although it was a bigger and grander house outside, the inside was rather plain. The ballroom and study were the main rooms of interest. It is out in the suburbs so I wouldn't reccomend making a special journey unless you were desperate for something to do.
Written 16 April 2017
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Linda B
Perth, Australia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017
Peak into the past at Alberton and immerse yourself in history. The home of a pioneering family, the restoration is historically accurate and provides a snapshot of life in the late 19th century. Climbing the steep attic stairs to the servants rooms was amazing, imagine doing it holding a candle after a 12 or 14 hour day!! I found the layout of the home enchanting, and the sash doors with barn door were handy for letting a cooling breeze in and keeping the chickens out. The collection of antique linen and lace was beautiful and the home has a genuine feel, it was easy to imagine the family sitting in the reception rooms playing the piano or completing needle work. I loved it.
Written 20 February 2017
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