Hours and admission

We are open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm.


Adults $10
Concession (incl. Seniors & Tertiary Students) $8
Children (under 5s & Primary/Secondary Students) FREE
KMB Society Members FREE
Guided Tours (by arrangement, please contact us for more information) Price on enquiry
Guided Tour - School & Tertiary Groups $5 per student
Tour Group Leaders/Teachers FREE




25 Tinakori Road, Wellington, 6011


Katherine Mansfield House and Garden is a 15-minute walk from the Wellington Railway Station/Lambton Quay and only 10 minutes from the Parliament buildings, National Library and Old St Paul’s cathedral.

Public bus

The #14 bus (Stop 4415, Park Street at Burnell Ave) and the #24 bus (Stop 5490, Thorndon Quay opposite Tinakori Road) both stop a short walk from the house.

Tour bus

You can join the Hop On Hop Off tour bus which stops a 10 minute walk away on Molesworth Street.


One hour free parking directly outside (limited spaces) and two hours free parking on Tinakori Road and Hobson Street. Look for the blue 'Coupon Parking' signs, you can park here for FREE for TWO HOURS without a coupon. Avoid resident parking areas marked with yellow lines.


Entry to the House is via steps and there is an internal staircase. If you have accessibility requirements, please contact us to discuss. There is a mobility park approximately 50 meters from the house, near the corner of Tinakori Road and Hobson Street (outside 120 Hobson Street).

Plan your visit

On arrival you'll be given a short illustrated Visitor Guide which provides background information on Katherine Mansfield and the house and garden.

Each room contains an interpretation panel explaining the original function of the room, with quotes from Mansfield's writing to illustrate daily life.

Upstairs, the Laurel Harris Room has an extensive timeline of Mansfield's life with photographs and a reading corner where you're invited to sit and explore Mansfield's published work. We also have a changing exhibition space.

We recommend allowing approximately one hour for your visit, but if you're pressed for time you can still enjoy your visit within 30 minutes.

Gift shop

Our gift shop includes works by and about Katherine Mansfield, items related to the house and garden and New Zealand, as well as jars of our famous Medlar Jelly, made from the fruit of our medlar tree.