Katherine Mansfield House & Garden

Enter the 1888 home of a fashionable colonial family and discover the world and writing of Katherine Mansfield, an internationally acclaimed New Zealand author. Enjoy our heritage garden and delve deeper through changing exhibitions.

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden is a writer’s museum and Category 1 Historic Place in the inner-city heritage suburb of Thorndon, Wellington. Opened to the public in 1988, Katherine Mansfield House & Garden offers a unique insight into 19th-century Wellington and the life, loves and literature of its most famous former occupant.

The house is owned and operated by the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society, a registered charity. Staffed by a small, dedicated team with assistance from volunteers, Katherine Mansfield House & Garden runs regular events and activities. We also offer guided tours for small and large groups and welcome school groups for education visits that take an active learning approach.

Our collection is focused on objects and furniture that illustrate life in Wellington in the late 1800s, along with special items that belonged to Katherine Mansfield and her family (the Beauchamp family).

Contact Details

PO Box 12006, Thorndon, Wellington

64-4-473 7268



Visitor Information

25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. Closed Mondays, New Year's Day, Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Full price $10; Concession (Gold Card and Community Services Card holders, tertiary students) $8; Under 18s FREE.


Education programme

Free Wi-Fi

Guided tour

Membership club

Public programmes



Other Facilities

For information about visiting, including accessibility information, please see the 'Visit' tab on our website.
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