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Katherine Mansfield House and Garden (Te Puakitanga)

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Beautiful little house, ideal for the Mansfield fan

I walked 5km from my hotel to get here! But it was worth it. Situated out of the city centre, it's... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Auckland, New Zealand
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A Blast to the Past

I have visited several times and each time is another discovery of hidden treasures and pleasures... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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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 6 September 2018 via mobile

I walked 5km from my hotel to get here! But it was worth it. Situated out of the city centre, it's a little off the beaten track, but for the Mansfield fan, I had to go. This is where Katherine Mansfield was born and lived...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

I have visited several times and each time is another discovery of hidden treasures and pleasures from the past and KMHG does not disappoint. I have seen exhibitions from bustiers to war letters, documentaries and fine laces...

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

A great deal of effort has gone into the furnishings and presentation of this house, with suitable information and appropriate photographs. Well done, the enthusiastic team involved, but I doubt that it would convey much to those unacquainted with KM's life and work. A 50...More

Thank Loreen B
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Fascinating for admirers of Katherine Mansfield and also an interesting slice of history - showing how families lived at the turn of the 20th century. The best rooms are designed for visitors while the family spent much of their time crowded into the kitchen. The...More

Thank 116amelia
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I studied her short stories in English literature class in Japan 50 years ago when I was a college student. So, it's very interesting to visit this old historic house in Wellington. I bought her biography at the gift shop.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Interesting but a bit pricy. Gardens are mediocre and perhaps the custodians should consider spending more time on improving it. Not a great attraction at all. Just a piece of history that interests readers of her work

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Reviewed 2 February 2018

A well presented and beautifully restored home. Welcomed by a friendly and informative guide. Lots of information available about the home and the history of Mansfileds early childhood. Recommend if you are interested in old houses ..

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 23 December 2017

If you are interested in old NZ houses, this is definitely worth the effort, quite apart from its literary associations. Authentically restored and furnished, and with a room with a lot of information about Katherine Mansfield herself. Recommended

2  Thank gmacman
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Katherine Mansfield one of New Zealand's first excentric Woman story writers. The house where she grew up in. Can buy her books here and have some tea in the garden.

Thank Catharina V
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Guilty of not having read any Mansfield (at the time of visiting at least), was still keen to learn more about her. Visited on a dismal spring day. There is self guided tour notes you read as you move through the rooms. Upstairs (it's a...More

1  Thank qofdnz
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