Two O'Clock Tours | From Tasman Glacier to Table Service

About the event

For three Hakatere Ashburton men, Wilf Holland, Allen Kelly and Jack Pattle, an adventure awaited them at Aoraki Mt Cook in March 1958. They were tasked with cutting three blocks of clean white ice from a glacier and preparing them for shipping to New York.

Discover an epic journey taken by van, plane, boat and rail at our next Two O'Clock Tour, featuring exhibition 'From Tasman Glacier to Table Service'.

Come along at 2pm on Sunday 21 January to hear our lovely Front of House Assistant Jacqui speak about the how a fragile piece of Aotearoa New Zealand travelled to New York City, where it was intended to be used to cool drinks at a ‘New Zealand Night’ dinner. Learn about the men involved, the impressive journey, and even the luxurious dinner itself, held at the Waldorf Astoria hotel.

21st Jan 2024 -

02:00 pm

Ashburton Museum

Admission: FREE