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The Edwin Fox Ship is a fantastic piece of World heritage.

The Ship has been lovingly preserved over the last 30 years and sits in dry dock here in Picton for all to explore and enjoy.

Initially the Edwin Fox Society completed much of the hard work in getting the ship to this preserved state, although now the ship is in the hands of the Marlborough Heritage Trust, which has been set up to safe guard our Marlborough heritage for future generations to enjoy.

The Edwin Fox ship is one of a kind, a forgotten treasure…

  • Last surviving ship that took convicts to Australia
  • Last wooden Crimea War troop carrier
  • Oldest Merchant ship in the World
  • Pioneering refrigeration Ship
  • Oldest wooden vessel that brought immigrants to New Zealand

Now a tourist attraction and unique learning experience.

The Experience:

  • Watch the documentary and view artefacts and displays in the museum.
  • Visit the ship and learn about conditions the passengers endured.
  • Descend into the hull.
  • Visit the dry dock and get a real sense of the size of the ship.
  • Enjoy our waterfront location and enjoy a game of quoits.
  • Check out our Edwin Fox 100 year old Marlborough clinker dingy.
  • Explore the stories of some of our characters, convicts, immigrants, captains in our boat shed area.
  • There is fantastic photo opportunities.

Allow around 1 hour – good footwear recommended.

A great all weather experience – fun for all ages.


Dunbar Wharf
Picton Foreshore
1 Auckland Street

Postal Address:
PO Box 551


(03) 573 6868

Other Phone

(027) 573 6868

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Everyday from 9am (except Christmas)

Edwin Fox Museum

Edwin Fox Museum, Picton, New Zealand

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