Katherine Mansfield House and Garden (Te Puakitanga), 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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  • i am crazy about katherine mansfield so we walked all the way to her house from our bnb to find that it was closed.at least google or the people should have updated the info that it was closed for vie...  more »
  • What to do for Katherine Mansfield aficionados but her family sold this house as a child for a much bigger far away from the city. It cannot therefore reflect the atmosphere in which she has really become a writer, especially since it was in Europe that she exercised her talent. A nice bust of her on a fireplace and interesting photos.
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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”
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