Things to do at the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace

The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace (KMB) is an amazing old house at 25 Tinakori Road where one of New Zealand’s most famous authors was born – Katherine mansfield.


Over June, July and August they have some super cool things happening for kids…


Sunday 13 June 2pm: Prue Langbein, producer of Storytime, Radio NZ National, reads from the original 1900 children’s classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


Sunday 20 June 2pm: Bill Main presents a magic lantern show


Sunday 27 June 2pm: Have your photograph taken in the Victorian Drawing Room by professional photographer, Chris Ward. A5 prints $15.00, A4 prints $20.00 (Free entry if you wear Victorian costumes for your photograph)


Saturday 10 July 2pm: Dame Kate Harcourt will read from The Doll’s House and other doll stories. (Free entry to KMB if you come dressed as a doll)


AUGUST – The Best-Loved Exhibition: During August, children and grandparents are invited to bring a toy, doll, game or book they have loved best to KMB for inclusion in this show. Entrants can write their own exhibition labels on a Corona typewriter: “When I was little, I loved……..the best because……..” (Free entry for all children and adults bringing an exhibit)


Entry to KMB is $8 for mum and dad, $5 for grandpa and grandma and $2 for kids. You have to book a place for the Saturday and Sunday events – 04 473 7268 or