Alberton help

This romantic timber mansion began as a farmhouse in 1863 and was later expanded to 18 rooms, with fairy-tale decorative verandahs and towers. It was owned by the Kerr Taylors, a leading family in Mount Albert, until it was left to the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (now Heritage New Zealand) in 1972. Allan Kerr Taylor was a landowner, investor and provincial and local body politician. His wife Sophia was an outspoken advocate of the vote for women, as well as a singer, gardener and mother of 10. She ran the estate for 40 years after her husband’s death, with her three unmarried daughters running it for a further 40 years.

Alberton was famous in the 19th century for its balls, hunts, garden parties and music. It contains a wealth of original family furniture and other possessions, and several rooms retain their 19th century wallpapers.

Contact Details

100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

64-9-846 7367

alberton@heritage.co.nz

www.heritage.org.nz/places/places-to-visit/auckland-region/alberton

Visitor Information

100 Mt Albert Road, Mt Albert, Auckland

Wednesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm

Adults: $10 Children free Unaccompanied children $3.50 Please understand that surcharges may apply at times of special events.

Facilities

Wheelchair access

Shop

Function space

Guided tour

Public programmes

 Toilets

Other Facilities

Wheelchair access (downstairs). Museum brochures.
-36.889935 174.72469 16 Alberton
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