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: Hugh Briggs (Chair), Yvonne Bowater (Co-chair), Brad McNeill (Treasurer), Nicola Hattersley-Marshall (Secretary), Doug Hattersley and Stu Dalton.
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.