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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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Excellent personal tour and informative historian

I visited Lindfield museum with my son and we loved hearing the history lesson we received and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Regina M
Johannesburg, South Africa
Dickens may be in the parlour!

a marvellous place! genuine Victorian home. includes large Dolls House, pantry cookery books... read more

Reviewed 2 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
72 Richmond Avenue | Entrance Greenlands Road, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
+27 11 726 2932
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Lindfield museum with my son and we loved hearing the history lesson we received and the unique personalized service. The museum houses middle english culture household items from the late 1800's and Katharine is the 3rd generation of family collectors and provides an...More

Thank Regina M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a marvellous place! genuine Victorian home. includes large Dolls House, pantry cookery books, kitchen utensils, sitting room and exquisite table setting. Katherine Love lived the part!

Thank RichardDenise
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

I have lived as local and never knew this place existed until tripadvisor.you have to make a booking before you go.There is optional tea at end if want.The owner shows you around guided tour of her house/museum .The museum is filled with Lovely Victorian pieces

Thank Flitz8
Reviewed 26 November 2017

We only visited on the back of previous TA reviews and glad we did. Relatives we were staying with were unaware of this place, but a unique experience. The house is preserved as it was, it is crammed with antiques and yes can imagine not...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

A bunch of us friends who enjoyed watching the Downton Abbey series are always looking for something different. If history, antiques, especially the Edwardian and Victorian era fascinate you this is a must see. I feel as if we only scratched the surface and will...More

Thank A-non-emous100
Reviewed 5 October 2017 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

1  Thank ColetteDee
Reviewed 30 September 2017 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

1  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

1  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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