Help us to keep the Ngaio Marsh House open. We have lost most of our fundraising opportunities due to COVID-19. Your support is appreciated.
Dame Ngaio Marsh is New Zealand's own Queen of Crime Fiction. She was an internationally acclaimed author, theatre director and artist. Ngaio Marsh wrote most of her books in her house in Christchurch, where she lived for 72 years.
Ngaio's house is preserved as a museum, it remains much as she lived in it. It is a category one historic place and the garden is a registered heritage garden. Our aim is to open the house to everyone so they can come see this important building and hear more about a New Zealander who was well ahead of her time.
With no visitors to the house, and without our major fundraiser we have now lost most of our revenue for the year. Unfortunately our bills continue to come in, and we are facing a major shortfall in funding.
Ngaio Marsh House and Heritage Trust Inc was established in 1992 to preserve and maintain Marton Cottage, the home of the late Dame Ngaio Marsh.