Kate Sheppard House Christchurch


Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10.00am - 4.00pm

Te Whare Waiutuutu - Kate Sheppard House Number 83 Clyde Rd is a gracious four-bedroom kauri villa, the very epitome of a genteel Christchurch address – that is, aside from its incredibly colourful history of subversion and political agitation. This was the family home of Kate Sheppard between 1888 and 1902, where the pioneering suffragist and her fellow campaigners organised their movement to secure the vote for women, and it is now open for the public to visit, enjoy and to seek inspiration from.


Children and whanau Both inside and out, there are plenty of things for kids to do. Inside you can explore the house, discover what mischief Polly Plum has gotten up to throughout the house while learning about Kate Sheppard and a team of inspiring Kiwi women. Look through the viewfinder to see what the living room looked like back when Kate lived in the house. There’s even the chance to dress up, with period costumes available for kids to enjoy. Outside, there are tennis and Victorian games to keep kids active. We have baby change facilities available. Things to remember We care for some important taonga (treasures) in our collection and our heritage buildings have lived a long life, so some rooms or items in the house may be off limits at times for conservation and maintenance. Children up to 17 years no charge

83 Clyde Road, Christchurch


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