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Katherine Mansfield Birthplace (Te Puakitanga)

Address: 25 Tinakori Rd | Thorndon, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04 473-7268
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Ranked #41 of 185 things to do in Wellington
Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The childhood home of New Zealand's most celebrated author.
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Type: Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The childhood home of New Zealand's most celebrated author.

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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

An interesting place to visit for the literature buff, but nothing as historical as found in Europe etc. Nicely restored cottage but nothing special.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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165 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This house is very interesting as it is decorated in all the relevant wallpaper and colour that would of been used in 1800's. This house is prosumed to be where Katherine was born although it has never been proven as the family moved out of the house when she was 4 . There are many pictures and it allows you... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My daughter and I had been reading some Mansfield short stories and felt this would help us understand the author a bit more. I think it must be run by volunteers as they were a bit slow and disorganised in getting our admission sorted (kids are free btw). When we went we had the place to ourselves. Bear in mind... More 

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Brisbane
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

One of our relatives was instrumental in setting this up in Wellington so we had to visit. We were not disappointed. Great history.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I didn't know much about Katherine Mansfield and I guess what I got out of my visit was I now know a bit more. But with all the other attractions available in Wellington, this is one you could miss. It's really just a nice house frozen in time...

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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Kept in original decor and layout, the history is well represented in the numerous flip sheets in the rooms.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As a child I loved Katherine's stories (still do) so to see where she was born and grew up before leaving for England is quite special. They have done a marvellous job of restoring and keeping everything as it was/would have been. Worth a re-visit very few years. Is really close to the city and public transport, with street parking... More 

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New Zealand
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27 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to get a glimpse into the early years of Katherine Mansfield. The house is wonderfully kept and the front garden is a gem. The layout of the rooms and the decor give you a real feel of the times.

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singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I only walked by on this trip and did not enter. Last entered and spent an afternoon there in 2003. I recall it to be worth the visit if you are a Mansfield fan ... and if you are interested in seeing how people lived then.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

best way grab a Taxi or bus , its a little hard to get to , and unless your into KM , then maybe don't go ? , if you have plenty of time then go , but if you are short of time , then there are plenty to see and do within the City

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