Colonel Noel Percy Adams Trust

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 Trustees: Alan Winwood (Chair), Sylvia Wesney (Vice-chair), Donald Bennett (Treasurer), Nicky Galbraith (Secretary), Kay McQuire and Simon Owen.

Events at Melrose House in Nelson
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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 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.

Preservation for Generations

Make A Financial Donation

Become a steward of history by supporting our ongoing restoration projects. Your financial donations and bequests ensure that Melrose House remains a cherished landmark for generations to come.

Historic interior at Melrose House
Historic Melrose House Nelson
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