Multiple sessions available from 25 Oct 2022 to 29 Oct 2022

Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, 25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington, Wellington, 6011, New ZealandView map

Thorndon, Wellington, c1888. Photographed by Frederick Halse. Alexander Turnbull Library: 12-004075-GA photo from our 2020 walking tourA photo from our 2020 walking tour

Part of Wellington Heritage Week 2022

“How hard is it to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you – you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences – like rags and shreds of your very life.” Katherine Mansfield in a letter to Ida Baker, 1922

Explore the Thorndon that Katherine Mansfield knew and the traces of her legacy that remain in the landscape today. Beginning with a short introductory talk at Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, the guided walking tour will finish at the National Library for a special viewing of Mansfield-related objects from the Alexander Turnbull Library’s collection and morning tea.

A collaboration between Katherine Mansfield House & Garden and the National Library Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa. With thanks to Old St Paul’s.

Please note: This is a guided walking tour which will involve approx. 30 minutes of walking on flat ground with frequents stops. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and bring appropriate protection from sun and rain. If you have accessibility requirements, please contact Katherine Mansfield House & Garden to discuss. 

Bad weather postponement dates: The tour will go ahead if there is light rain, so please bring a raincoat. If there is heavy rain and/or strong winds the Tuesday 25 October tour will be postponed to Thursday 27 October; the Saturday 29 October tour will be postponed to Saturday 5 November. Participants will be notified by email and text message (if a mobile number is provided) by 9am on the day of the tour if there is a postponement.

If a session has sold out and you'd like to go on the wait-list, please email us.


Images: 'Thorndon, Wellington c1888' by Frederick Halse from the collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library, 1/2-004075-G. Photos from the 2020 walking tour by Kirsten Cambie.

Tuesday 25 October Tour

25 Oct 202210:00 - 12:30Add to calendar

Ticket typePrice (NZD)Quantity
General Admission$15.00

Saturday 29 October Tour

29 Oct 202210:00 - 12:30Add to calendar

Ticket typePrice (NZD)Quantity
General Admission$15.00SOLD OUT