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The Jag is coming to Ngaio Marsh House

Drive into History: Reserve your spot for Dame Ngaio Marsh's Jaguar XK150 Tour at Ngaio Marsh House. 

Image: Ngaio Marsh sitting in her Jaguar XK150. CCL-StarP-06113A © Christchurch Star 

Excitement is in the air as we prepare for a special occasion at Ngaio Marsh House. On the afternoon of Thursday, March 28th, history and automotive enthusiasts alike will converge at the heritage site for a unique opportunity – a visit from Dame Ngaio Marsh's original Jaguar XK150. 

Dame Ngaio Marsh, the renowned crime writer and theatre director, was not only celebrated for her literary prowess but also for her passion for automobiles. Her prized possession, her Jaguar XK150, holds a special place in her legacy, embodying her love for fine things and speed. 

To commemorate this event, Ngaio Marsh House will open its doors from 1:00 to 4:30, offering visitors the chance to partake in three exclusive tours of the historic residence. These tours, scheduled at 1:00, 2:30, and 3:30 pm, promise an immersive journey into the life and times of Dame Ngaio Marsh alongside the opportunity to view the car and chat with a Jaguar expert. 

As you explore the house, keep a keen eye out for items of Jaguar and driving memorabilia, including Dame Ngaio's driving license and registration papers. These artifacts unveil the captivating tale of her determined efforts to import her cherished Jaguar all the way from the UK. 

To secure your spot on this unique tour, visit our website below and reserve your place today. With limited availability, don't miss the chance to indulge the historian or car enthusiast in your life with this exclusive experience. 

Join us on March 28th as we celebrate the intersection of literature, heritage, and automotive history at Ngaio Marsh House. Let's embark on a journey through time, tracing the footsteps of Dame Ngaio Marsh and her iconic Jaguar XK150. 

Drive into History: Book now:  

Read more about how the how a super sleuth Ngaio Marsh volunteer has tracked down Dame Ngaio's rare Jaguar XK150 last year:  

Many thanks to the current owner of the Jag - Steve Foster - for bring the car to Christchurch and allowing us to have it onsite for the afternoon!


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