Lindfield Victorian House Museum

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Lindfield Victorian House Museum

Lindfield Victorian House Museum
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(Open by appointment only.) The stories that lived (and still live) within the walls of the Lindfield Victorian House Museum tell a tale of Johannesburg during an era that, more than any other, shaped urban Johannesburg as we know it today. A tale of the day-to-day family life and fashion trends, masters and servants, elegance, high culture, high teas, social etiquette and intellectual achievements. The spirit of this amazing era lives on in the museum and visitors not only learn its cultural history, but also experience the ambiance of a bygone world.
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1-2 hours
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Dean L
Durban, South Africa22 contributions
An unexpected delight! So much more than what we expected.
Jul 2021
My wife is obsessed with victorian clothes, architecture, and furniture. She has had this museum on her 'things-to-do' list for a long time. She dragged me and our kids along for the outing. We were somewhat reluctant. But it was fascinating and amazing. An unbelievably knowledgeable guide. A beautifully decorated house that captures the era perfectly. Johannesburg has always been our home and this gave us a wonderful glimpse into our last.
Written 6 July 2021
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Sophia W
Johannesburg, South Africa132 contributions
Quirky time travel
Mar 2021
A fascinating experience going back in time - so many interesting things are housed here, and the tour with Miss Love, who lives in and collects the things for this house is a must for anyone interested in history and Johannesburg. Well worth a tour!
Written 15 March 2021
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Oleebg
Johannesburg, South Africa114 contributions
What a fascinating visit!
Feb 2021 • Couples
Two hours passed in a flash. It’s a cliche but during those two hours, I really did feel like I had stepped back 150 years. I never knew I would have so many questions, and Katherine has an encyclopaedic knowledge. Couldn’t recommend this enough!
Written 7 February 2021
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benjamin
Benjamin, TX20 contributions
Very interesting visit.
Nov 2020
A wonderful slice of the past! Katherine (who guided us through the house) was a literal walking encyclopedia. I learnt so much about how one would live in South Africa in the early 1900s. This hidden gem is a must see for the whole family!
Written 3 February 2021
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Mercy Summer van Zyl
1 contribution
One of the best Guided Tours I've been on and I love guided tours!
Feb 2020 • Couples
Me and a friend spent a lovely hour with such a lovely and knowledgeable host just absorbing everything in the house. It was such a surprise to see how little we know of our past and also how different they lived back then and still how much we are still like them. She has such a beautiful collection of stuff and it honestly is as close to stepping back in time as we can get right now. If you are interested in the Victorian era, guided tours, antiques or just want to learn something new 10/10 would recommend. Not posting pictures cause you need to go!
Written 1 March 2020
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cleverbl0nde
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions
Fascinatiing glimpse into the past
Oct 2019
The owner of the house dresses as a Victorian maid and takes you around the house providing fascinating details about the lifestyle of the Victorians. She answers questions in a lot of detail. If you're a history buff you will enjoy this.
She has a wooden box for donations outside the front door instead of charging. Please give generously.

You need tto phone for an appointment.
Written 12 February 2020
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stephusasa
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa169 contributions
Hard to sum up!
Jan 2020 • Family
We enjoyed a delightful tour from Katherine. She makes you feel like you really are in the Victorian era. It’s amazing that she lives in this house!

Her collection of items is amazing and her attention to detail is incredible. The calendars were all set to the correct date and her enthusiasm about the Victorian era was contagious.

The tour is well worth it!
Written 8 January 2020
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Xinqing
18 contributions
Hidden gem and highly recommended
Dec 2019 • Family
It was a really pleasant, interesting and eye- opening tour! All old artifacts are displayed just as were in the old days instead of being put behind glasses or in the boxes. Katharine is very knowledgeable and knows every details of all the objects in the house. We also enjoyed he tea and cakes provided at the end of the tour. Katharine attended to every detail of the house - she even made sure that all calendars in the house were adjusted to the date of our visit. It is a bit sad to hear that more funding is needed urgently to maintain the condition of the house.
Written 31 December 2019
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Joseph M
36 contributions
This house has such an interesting 'life'.
Dec 2019 • Couples
The only issue I had with this house was that after hearing its history we could not tour it. That would have made my day.
Written 13 December 2019
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Lindfield Victorian museum
Nov 2019 • Friends
A beautiful old Victorian home stuffed with the most amazing Victorian antiques. Catherine is a wonderful host and exceptional knowledgeable about the period. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour.
Written 17 November 2019
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