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Katherine Mansfield Birthplace (Te Puakitanga)

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Address: 25 Tinakori Rd | Thorndon, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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The childhood home of New Zealand's most celebrated author.

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Jenny H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 street, so keep an eye out for it when you visit)

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Thank Jenny H
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 we got there we were greeted at the door by a lovely staff member who... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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. We watched about 10 minutes of that. There are only a few pieces of furniture... More 

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Thank Diane K
Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 from many aspects, history, literature, and human psychology. I found her story to be tragic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 ago. It is dedicated to the life of Katherine Mansfield but also lets you glimpse... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great to read about this important NZ author or sadly died so young. To walk through her home and learn about family life before she left for overseas and to read material about her latter life was very interesting indeed. It is very well looked after and cared for.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

A chance to walk around on a self guided tour. Brilliantly set out and staff very helpful. Plenty to discover in this little gem.

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Thank BigRedDogWgtn
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting visit. Self guided tour is easy to follow and informative. The tour notes included references to the house in Katherine's stories and journals which was a nice touch. Well presented garden. Friendly welcoming staff member. Allow about 30-45 minutes.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This museum is a little hard to find, but it's a pleasant ramble through the Botanic Gardens and Thorndon. It's a well preserved Victorian house with enthusiastic staff. You'll enjoy it if you like literature, history and architecture.

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Thank ellabooray
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I would recommend visiting at your own leisure rather than a guided tour. Our guide was very informative but did not give our group a chance to look around as he was swept up in sharing his knowledge and trying to sell his books.

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