Lindfield Victorian House Museum

Lindfield Victorian House Museum, Johannesburg: Address, Phone Number, Lindfield Victorian House Museum Reviews: 5/5

Lindfield Victorian House Museum

Lindfield Victorian House Museum
5
Write a review
About
(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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing

Top ways to experience Lindfield Victorian House Museum and nearby attractions

Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

5.0
175 reviews
Excellent
148
Very good
25
Average
1
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Zee L
10 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Suefr2018
South Africa15 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Luc Victor
.751 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John S
Tunis, Tunisia230 contributions
Couples
Lindberg Victorian home / museum is a gem. Unlike similar attractions, thus is beautifully curated by Lady Katherine (my name for her). It does not look like a collection of curios but a real, lived in, home of the 19th century. And it still is a home which is perhaps why it is so good. A must see.
Written 25 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rohit Gupta
New Delhi, India213 contributions
I knew nothing about the Victorian time when I went there and yet Katherine managed to pitch the tour on a level that has something for everyone. Tea and cake are not currently avalible (June 2021) but well worth a visit if you are interested in a trip down memory lane for young and old alike. Well maintained and inviting.
Written 23 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

eggBe0T
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions
Family
Even though the museum looks a little run down on the inside, especially in the drawing room, there is an authenticity to that which adds charm to the entire experience. The love, interest, and knowledge of the museum’s curator, and as she tells it, her mother before her, pours through every story told about each item.

A wealth of resources, time, love, and attention has been paid to build this up over many years. The richness of this is what we enjoyed as we visited each room, heard the stories and peered through items of that bygone era which for good or ill, shaped a lot of the world as we know know it.

Everyone of us had a favorite piece or favorite room at the end of the tour. We’d recommend it.

It was sad to think that all of this could be lost when this curator is too old to keep it going.
Written 8 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jarrod Sloan
1 contribution
Family
Katherine knows her history so well and the house truly represents the Victorian Era, I must see for any lovers of the Victorian period
Written 5 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul H
Johannesburg, South Africa82 contributions
I visited the museum again and was hugely impressed, again! What can one say about instantly stepping back in time and experiencing a Victorian family home as it was back then? There is now also the Lindfield Emporium - an authentic Victorian shop with many items that are for sale - a remarkable place. I love the photo studio with a typically Victorian painted backdrop in front of which you can take a selfie or just pose for a photo. (You have to use your smart phone camera). There are also Victorian outfits you can put on (at a fee) for the photos - how cool it that! I'm sure if I visit this place 5 more times, I'll see something new and learn something new every time. Katharine is unbelievably knowledgeable on all things Victorian - you can ask her just about anything.
Written 11 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dean L
Durban, South Africa22 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sophia W
Johannesburg, South Africa132 contributions
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 159
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Lindfield Victorian House Museum


Restaurants near Lindfield Victorian House Museum: View all restaurants near Lindfield Victorian House Museum on Tripadvisor