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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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+64 4-473 7268

The childhood home of New Zealand's most celebrated author.

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Childhood Home of Great Author

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 inspiration in the actual typewriter she used. There's a city bus that stops near the... More 

Thank SFTheaterDistrict
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 the excellent video that was made in the 1980s and plays at the house.lt features... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 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. I think the house Katherine moved to after this house was bigger and more fancy.... More 

Thank Martinette G
Tetbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 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 a man, and I told the lady at the desk know that I am also... More 

Thank Tim_Tetbury
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Reviewed 15 February 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 street, so keep an eye out for it when you visit)

Thank Jenny H
Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 February 2017 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 

Thank Holleylolliepop
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 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 

Thank Diane K
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

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 

Thank SeasonedTraveler1K
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 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 

Thank Weetbix7
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

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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