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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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A well presented and beautifully restored home. Welcomed by a friendly and informative guide. Lots... read more

Reviewed February 2, 2018
Sandra M
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Tamworth, Australia
Lovely historic house

If you are interested in old NZ houses, this is definitely worth the effort, quite apart from its... read more

Reviewed December 23, 2017
gmacman
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Auckland
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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
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Reviewed February 2, 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
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Reviewed December 23, 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

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Reviewed November 7, 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.

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Reviewed October 14, 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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Reviewed September 26, 2017

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

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Reviewed April 27, 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
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Reviewed April 12, 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

Thank JANET M
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Reviewed March 12, 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
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Reviewed March 11, 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
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Reviewed February 15, 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
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