Enter the 1888 home of a fashionable colonial family and discover the world and writing of Katherine Mansfield, an internationally acclaimed innovative 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 following restoration, 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. Find out What's On. We also offer guided tours for small and large groups and welcome school groups for education visits that take an active learning approach.