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“Not just for KM fans”

Katherine Mansfield House and Garden (Te Puakitanga)
Ranked #48 of 243 things to do in Wellington
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 14, 2013

Even if you're not a fan of Katherine Mansfield, this is a beautifully restored old Wellington house and garden which evokes a real feeling of how people lived in those days. If you love KM's writing, this will help colour your images. Great cards and other souvenirs for sale too.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

If you are a lover of literature then you need to visit this wonderful memoriam to a fabulous NZ writer who was so inspired by her surroundings and family. To see her family home restored so meticulously and true to the era is a wonderful thing, to know that the rooms and furnishing inspired her writing is even more special.

Thank Lisa_S1
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Katherine Mansfield was one of NZ's first noted writers. Her birthplace is an interesting memorial to her life in NZ and her writings. Worth a visit to learn more about 19th century NZ.

Thank peperi
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

More than just another lovely old house, Katherine Mansfield's life and times are beautifully displayed in every room. I congratulate the trustees for not romanticising one of our literary heroines but showing her in true colours. Talented, strong, opinionated, churlish, self-willed, and not a very likeable person. I learned about the real katherine but still came away admiring her for daring to be different in an age when you didn't.

Thank Jeanette71_24
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Reviewed June 28, 2012

A piece of Wellington history in the historic house, within walking distance to the city

Thank Gingin5356
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