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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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Interesting period house for those interested in Katherine Mansfield

A great deal of effort has gone into the furnishings and presentation of this house, with suitable... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Loreen B
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Wellington, New Zealand
Rare NZ history - historic house and a must for Mansfield fans

Fascinating for admirers of Katherine Mansfield and also an interesting slice of history - showing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
116amelia
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Adelaide, Australia
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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 4 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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 ..

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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

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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
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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

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Reviewed 26 September 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 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

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