Katherine Mansfield House and Garden, Wellington

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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  • A gorgeous little hidden gem. Such a friendly and helpful guide too. Felt like I'd taken a little step back into history.  more »
  • For any person who enjoys literature and the story of authors, this is an excellent Museum. It would also be of interest for people with a fascination for domestic colonial life in the Victorian...  more »
  • If you have an interest in New Zealand literature, in colonial buildings, in gardens, or in dollhouses, this lovingly restored building is well worth a visit. Helpful, friendly staff on site add to...  more »
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  • Loved all the history surrounding her life & everything about her house. Beautifully restored.
  • We decide to take the bus into Wellington. Find the bus stop, but the bus is a tad late. The driver suggests we buy a special ticket will give us our return journeys as well for less than the cost of the two separate journeys. I follow the bus route on google maps. I announce we need to get off. R rather dubious cos it is not that likely an area. After a false start we find the house. There’s no sign outside, so we reckon we are not entirely to blame. We pay our entry fees and walk around the house where Katherine Mansfield lived until she was about five. Not all the furniture is the family’s, but it is all very reminiscent of a 19th century house. At the end of our self-guided tour, R asks the custodian a few questions. The desk in one of the bedrooms is Katherine Mansfield’s. We, and a lady from Edinburgh with her daughter, are then shown an embroidered Russian jacket that belonged to Katherine Mansfield. The embroidery is used on bookmarks and other items for sale. We are shown a book which shows Katherine Mansfield’s Russian friend wearing a very similar jacket. R announces the whole thing “charming”
  • Restored house, with artefacts from the period and the family. Long video about the family. Parking not easy.
  • Educational and interesting exhibition, Watch the video presentation if you have time.
  • Cool place to visit ideal for people who nz history
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