Albertland Heritage Museum Inc

We invite you to visit the Albertland Museum which houses memorabilia and history of the Albertland Settlement of the 1860’s.

William Rawson BRAME had the vision of an ideal classless society to be established under the 40 acre free land scheme of the time. Migrant ships including Matilda Wattenbach, Tyburnia, Hanover, Ida Zeigler, William Miles, Gertrude, Annie Wilson and others transported almost 3000 Albertland migrants to the colony.

The settlers became known as "The Albertlanders" and our Heritage Centre holds extensive genealogical, school and cemetery records, passenger lists, memorabilia, historic photos, diaries, letters and Albertland family histories.

Visitors from Te Papa have stated “The Albertland Museum houses a unique and irreplaceable collection that cannot be replicated within New Zealand.” Come and visit us. We are less than one hour north of Auckland City.

Contact Details

C/- Wellsford Post Shop Counter 199 Rodney St Wellsford 0900

64-9-423 8181

Visitor Information

Library Plaza, 15 Port Albert Rd, Wellsford. Only 100 meters from the junction of SH1 & SH16

Open most days except Christmas Day and Good Friday. Tues - Sat 11am - 3pm Sun - Mon 1pm - 3pm Special groups may be catered for outside these hours.

$5. 00 for adults. Children free if accompanied by an adult


Wheelchair access

Reference library



Public programmes

Membership club

Other Facilities

Genealogy Records, W H Marsh Photographic Collection, Membership club, Historical Books for sale including 2003 edition "The Albertlanders, Brave Pioneers of the 1860's" Good off street parking.
-36.297123 174.52284 16 Albertland Heritage Museum Inc