Lindfield Victorian House Museum

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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Pioneer52919118723
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A victorian education that is a delight for the eyes!
    This was an incredible museum! Elizabeth (currator/owner) put immnse care and effort into each magnificent detail of every inch of this fantastic victorian home. Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable regarding all things and customs Victiorian. She even dresses the part , which adds to the experience. My family and I spent an early afternoon at Lindfield house and I could have spent a week there learning. We are from the US on vacation and this was one of the highlights of our trip. Elizabeth is stated the she is very worried what will happen to the museum whe she is no longer able to care for it. So please South Africa, you beautiful place, keep it going! Dont let this treasure fade into non exsitance! This is an authentic collection of history, her lifes work and passion that is shared with all.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 June 2023
  • Joyce H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A snapshot of Victorian Life
    What a delightful walk through a snapshot of Victorian life!! I could have spent all day and not seen all of the collection, but the highlight of the tour is the grace of our hostess and the engaging facts, stories and history she shared. I marvel at her life surrounded by items she obviously loves and ability to immerse herself in a life style long past.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Daydream36735347708
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fascinating and extremely interesting. Excellent visit.
    We had an absolutely fascinating tour of this beautiful house. Katharine is a wonderful hostess and is a fount of information regarding all aspects of Victorian life. No matter what anyone asked she had a complete and fascinating response. I learned so much. She is a talented restorer and builder of doll houses! A must do!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 January 2024
  • Cathrine W
    Boksburg, South Africa43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A step back in time
    Katherine is extremely friendly. The tour was informative and extr interesting. Katherine had answers for the questions I had and explained everything perfectly. Everything in the house is well looked after and it really felt as if you were living in that time period. A bonus was that Katherine dressed up for the tour.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 April 2024
  • Resort08550762493
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tour of a Victorian house given by the woman who lives in it
    This Victorian House is phenomenal but the highlight of the tour is Kathryn Love who gives the tour. She is the 3rd generation to live in the house and still lives there now. The house is chock full of Victorian memorabilia and she knows the details on every piece. She is the sweetest tour guide I’ve ever met and loves to share stories of her life in the house and in Johannesburg. The hour and a half we spent there were the best part of our time in Johannesburg.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 April 2024
  • Global53035586307
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was amazing. Would do it again
    This is the best Victorian house museum i have seen. better than some of the ones in the UK. I would recommend going and seeing it. Kathrine knows her stuff and is more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Overall it was an amazing experience.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 May 2024
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Global53035586307
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is the best Victorian house museum i have seen. better than some of the ones in the UK. I would recommend going and seeing it. Kathrine knows her stuff and is more than happy to answer any questions you might have.
Overall it was an amazing experience.
Written 23 May 2024
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Resort08550762493
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This Victorian House is phenomenal but the highlight of the tour is Kathryn Love who gives the tour. She is the 3rd generation to live in the house and still lives there now. The house is chock full of Victorian memorabilia and she knows the details on every piece. She is the sweetest tour guide I’ve ever met and loves to share stories of her life in the house and in Johannesburg. The hour and a half we spent there were the best part of our time in Johannesburg.
Written 10 April 2024
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Cathrine W
Boksburg, South Africa43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Katherine is extremely friendly. The tour was informative and extr interesting. Katherine had answers for the questions I had and explained everything perfectly. Everything in the house is well looked after and it really felt as if you were living in that time period. A bonus was that Katherine dressed up for the tour.
Written 9 April 2024
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Daydream36735347708
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We had an absolutely fascinating tour of this beautiful house. Katharine is a wonderful hostess and is a fount of information regarding all aspects of Victorian life. No matter what anyone asked she had a complete and fascinating response. I learned so much. She is a talented restorer and builder of doll houses! A must do!
Written 15 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Joyce H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
What a delightful walk through a snapshot of Victorian life!! I could have spent all day and not seen all of the collection, but the highlight of the tour is the grace of our hostess and the engaging facts, stories and history she shared. I marvel at her life surrounded by items she obviously loves and ability to immerse herself in a life style long past.
Written 9 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Pioneer52919118723
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
This was an incredible museum! Elizabeth (currator/owner) put immnse care and effort into each magnificent detail of every inch of this fantastic victorian home. Elizabeth is extremely knowledgeable regarding all things and customs Victiorian. She even dresses the part , which adds to the experience. My family and I spent an early afternoon at Lindfield house and I could have spent a week there learning. We are from the US on vacation and this was one of the highlights of our trip. Elizabeth is stated the she is very worried what will happen to the museum whe she is no longer able to care for it. So please South Africa, you beautiful place, keep it going! Dont let this treasure fade into non exsitance! This is an authentic collection of history, her lifes work and passion that is shared with all.
Written 22 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

margaret roestorf
Narbonne-Plage, France2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Katherine and Pierre have created a cocoon for time travelers. The house has been created with love: each detail is both personal and authentic. It isn't showy or glamorous, it is a unique peek into the lives of the Victorians. Thank you both for keeping the dream alive.I urge others to take the trip down the corridor of time at Lindfield Victorian House Museum.
Written 27 May 2023
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Zee L
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Visiting the Lady of her beautiful house was an absolutely amazing experience; the history; the cracks of the wooden floors; the authenticity, I am still overwhelmed!! I am sending all my friends and family to experience this beauty!!! My phone died half way.... and it was really hard not to touch anything 😀
Written 11 June 2022
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Suefr2018
South Africa20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Katharine has a wealth of knowledge about the Victorian era. She personally leads you through her home, filled with artifacts from the Victorian and Edwardian times, giving historical facts and personal insight in every room. The museum now boasts a Victorian style emporium and conservatory. This is well worth a visit. Unfortunately high tea is not available at the moment, as covid reduces hopefully this will return.
Written 13 May 2022
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Luc Victor
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
This is one of the most well curated museums I have ever visited. The tour guide, Katherine was very knowledgeable on the history, culture and social norms and mores of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Each part of the house is well kept, with meticulous maintenance on all the curiosities, décor and antiquities. All parts of the house are accurately representative of the time and milieu. As you step into the house and travel through each room you are transported through space and time to an earlier era. In here you can almost smell and feel what it is really like in the Victorian Era.

All in all this is one of the most historically accurate and educational tours I have ever been to and I do hope that it stays this way for generations to come.
Written 11 May 2022
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