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Lindfield Victorian House Museum

72 Richmond Avenue | Entrance Greenlands Road, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 726 2932
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Wow! An amazing experience - a piece of unknown history

When gold was discovered in Johannesburg, people from all over Europe came here to try and find... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roodepoort, South Africa
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High tea in Victorian style

A special birthday treat to be taken on a tour through this fascinating lived-in museum of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Johannesburg, South Africa
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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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“high tea” (11 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
72 Richmond Avenue | Entrance Greenlands Road, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 726 2932
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When gold was discovered in Johannesburg, people from all over Europe came here to try and find their fortune. The wives, homesick for their countries of birth, recreated their cultures in their homes. Katherine, the host, dressed as a chambermaid, has a wealth of knowledge...More

Thank ColetteDee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A special birthday treat to be taken on a tour through this fascinating lived-in museum of Victoriana. We were transported back in time and given an insight into the life of an upper middle class family of the 19th century. Customs and rituals of the...More

Thank Peglegg
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Not just for history fans - this Victorian museum is still lived in by 1 of the family members - Katherine. Dressed in period costume, Katharine guides you through the house and regales you with stories and anecdotes of a time gone by. There are...More

Thank ChantelleLR
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We visited the museum as a family and my teenage daughters thoroughly enjoyed learning how the typical upper-middle class British family lived in Johannesburg at the start of the 1900's. Katherine's passion and wealth of knowledge regarding the society of the time is brilliant and...More

Thank RenitaKorner
Reviewed 28 August 2017

A really interesting way to spend an hour or so. Katherine has painstakingly assembled not only period furniture but all the little pieces that made up life in Victorian and Edwardian era life in Johannesburg. Katherine's passion for the house and every item in it,...More

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Thank Graeme K
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

An experience not to be missed for persons with an interest in history and the Victorian Era. The host knows her topic and shares her great passion with her visitors

Thank Minas01
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Very good. Katherine is an excellent host. A world away from the city. An era away from this time. Highly recommended. The scones are great too!

Thank Shaun N
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Have been to this little museum 3 times taking various friends. Good for small groups as it is basically a house and gets crowded quickly. Kate, the owner is very knowledgeable and full of interesting snipits. Something different to do in JHB!

Thank Tos69
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Lindfield House is an excellent depiction of a Victorian household, and the only museum of this type in Johannesburg as far as I'm aware. It is filled with antiques, collector's items and other Victoriana. Katherine, the proprietor is a walking encyclopaedia and answered all our...More

Thank Sara_E_11
Reviewed 9 January 2017

As a group of friends, we visited the museum and were fortunate to have a private viewing of the plethora of Victorian and Edwardian artifacts. It is a pity that the displays have an air of faded neglect. This notwithstanding, the displays conveyed the difference...More

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