Katherine Mansfield House & Garden
Katherine Mansfield House & Garden is the birthplace of Katherine Mansfield, one of New Zealand’s most internationally famous writers.
Mansfield was a writer of short stories, poetry, letters, journals and reviews, and changed the way the short story was written in the English language. She was a rebel and a modernist who lived her short life of 34 years to the full. Her life spanned a time when gender roles for women underwent a radical change.
The House, now a Category 1 historic place, will be recognisable to readers of Mansfield's stories Prelude, The Aloe and A Birthday. The house was occupied by three generations of the Beauchamp family from 1888 to 1893: Katherine Mansfield; her maternal grandmother, Grannie Dyer; aunts, Belle and Kitty; mother and father, Annie and Harold; and sisters, Vera and Charlotte, all lived together in the modest two story house.
The house was restored by the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society and opened as a museum in 1988.
PO Box 12006, Thorndon, Wellington
25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington
Open 6 days 10am-4pm, closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday