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Katherine Mansfield House and Garden (Te Puakitanga)

25 Tinakori Rd | Thorndon, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-473 7268
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The childhood home of Katherine Mansfield provides a fascinating background to her work. Her experiences at this house are evoked in well-known stories such as The Aloe, Prelude, A Birthday, The Doll’s House, and The Wind Blows.
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25 Tinakori Rd | Thorndon, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-473 7268
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Reviewed yesterday

Quite a distance from the city centre... walkable if you like walking but too far for us, we caught a taxi - very reasonable entry fee - allow a couple of hours as the is a lopped video which is really interesting, chairs to sit...More

Thank MagicRoundabout365
Reviewed 27 April 2017

If you read a Mansfield short story in school, or if you just want to feel the vibe of one of New Zealand's greatest artists, Katherine Mansfield's childhood home and the dedicated park nearby are a must-see. And if you're a writer yourself, you'll find...More

1  Thank SFTheaterDistrict
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate in that we could walk here as the motorway cuts off the area and it was a good experience to imagine how the area was in KM's day. I thought l knew a lot about this woman however learnt so much via...More

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went through the entire house and watched the whole documentary. I like old timey things and I read Katherine Mansfield's stories at school so it was fun to visit, although the house was a lot more quaint and small than I thought it would be....More

Thank Martinette G
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The house is a little hard to find, but well worth the effort if you are interested in Katherine Mansfield. The house has been sensitively restored and you can really imagine Katherine and her family living there. The problem I had was that I was...More

Thank Tim_Tetbury
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this place - the staff were friendly and helpful. The information was easy to follow and interesting and I would definitely recommend this place to other people. (Just a word of warning - it is easy to walk past on the...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Travelling with a friend who has read and done a study on Katherine Mansfield for school so we thought we would check this out. Was very hard to find the house as there wasn't many signs and was not clearly labeled on a map. When...More

Thank Holleylolliepop
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We were not familiar with the works of Katherine Mansfield - so we visited the home more for a peek into an old home. There was a 40+ minute video you can watch in one of the rooms that provides an overview of her life....More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The house itself is an interesting architecturally and historically. We began our time viewing the 45 minute video on the life of Katherine Mansfield. At first we were a little put off by the length, but found ourselves captivated by the story that was interesting...More

Thank SeasonedTraveler1K
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

We have lived in Wellington for over 20years and went here for the first time in the weekend. This is an excellent example of historical Wellington. This house gives you a taste of what it might have been like living in Wellington over 100 years...More

Thank Weetbix7
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