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Tour of House & Garden

Discover the world of Dame Ngaio Marsh

  • 1 hour
  • 20 New Zealand dollars
  • Ngaio Marsh House

Service Description

If you're planning a trip to Christchurch, New Zealand, and have a penchant for arts and history, you absolutely can't miss out on the Ngaio Marsh House tour. This place is a true gem that offers a unique peek into the life of Dame Ngaio Marsh, one of New Zealand's most iconic figures in the world of arts. Once you step inside, you'll be surrounded by the essence of this incredible woman. Imagine sitting in the very same green chair where she penned her masterpieces or getting up close and personal with her personal art collection, first edition books, clothing, and travel trunks. This isn't just a tour; it's a journey through time and creativity. Dame Ngaio Marsh's house is where she hosted a fascinating array of guests, from artists and writers to rising actors and Hollywood legends. The history here is as rich as the experience itself. Originally called Marton Cottage, this house was constructed in 1906 by the esteemed Christchurch architect Samuel Hurst Seager, who happened to be a cousin of Dame Ngaio's mother. It's no surprise that this place is recognized as a Category 1 Historic Place by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, given its outstanding historical and cultural significance. So, for just $20 and an hour of your time, you can join a tour of up to 10 people on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Saturdays and immerse yourself in the world of Dame Ngaio Marsh. Don't miss out on this slice of New Zealand's cultural heritage!

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

To cancel or reschedule please contact us at least 48 hours before the tour begins. We will try to rearrange a different time for you to come, dependent on volunteer availability. We will refund you if an alternative time cannot be found and you cancel a minimum of 48 hours in advance. If our tour guides become unavailable we will let you know and will refund you in full.

Contact Details

  • 37 Valley Road, Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand

    03 337 9248

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