Melrose House






The Melrose Society Thanks

 Rata Foundation

for Supporting Melrose House






Thanks to Nelson City Council

for Providing Grant Funding to Melrose






Redbox Architects

Designed the 2016 Bathroom Renovation

The Melrose House Society

The Colonel Noel Percy Adams Trust (Melrose) Society was formed in 1974 when the House and grounds were taken over by Nelson City Council.  The Trust is a registered charitable, ‘not-for-profit’ incorporated society comprised entirely of volunteers, which deals with the day to day running of the House, its preservation and promotion.


Current Committee Members: Doug Hattersley (Chair), Yvonne Bowater (Co-chair), Brad McNeill (Treasurer), Nicky Galbraith (Secretary), Stu Dalton and Tracey Wills .


Our Vision & Objectives:


To preserve and enhance the cultural heritage of Melrose House for the Nelson Tasman community and its visitors.


  • To ensure the preservation and enhancement of historically significant Melrose House as a noteworthy part of the Nelson Tasman community and its visitors past and future.
  • To provide financial security and capital development of Melrose House so that it may, in the long-term, become a valuable and viable generator of funds to invest in the preservation of other heritage projects in the wider Nelson Tasman region.
  • To ensure that public use of Melrose House and Gardens is maximised so that the public may enjoy its grandeur and beauty while also absorbing its historical significance to the city and region.