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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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Wonderful tour, the attention to detail is amazing, well worth a visit. A real blast from the past... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anthonyrO4118WW
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Lindfield Victorian House Museum

Beautifully preserved with amazing authenticity to the era it portrays. The hostess is very... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2018
Catherinacatz
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Greater 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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  • Average1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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72 Richmond Avenue | Entrance Greenlands Road, Johannesburg 2092, South Africa
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+27 11 726 2932
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful tour, the attention to detail is amazing, well worth a visit. A real blast from the past with a wonderful collection of trinkets and ornaments collected over two lifetimes.

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Beautifully preserved with amazing authenticity to the era it portrays. The hostess is very knowledgeable. Worth a visit. All the rooms have its own charm that speaks of a time bygone, and style is reflected throughout this house museum.

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

This was a second visit to this stately Victorian home .......a bygone era brought back to life as Katherine Love - historian and owner - walks us through a time - a life that was then. One has to wonder how they managed to survive....More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with amazing food. Starters are delicious (try the rissoles and the prawn bilene OMG). The place is decorated as a mozambican restaurant, the music is in portuguese and its quite a big place. We were received by Imran the manager who was very...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

I was invited to a spend my good friends 50th enjoying a magnificent piece of history & ending of with a fabulous tea in the gardens. Catherine & Pierre were our amazing hosts, took us on an informative tour of the house and were happy...More

Thank Ria M
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

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
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Reviewed 4 January 2018

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
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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
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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

Thank 2,202
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Reviewed 5 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
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