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Edwin Fox Museum

Open everyday from 9am

Discover the fascinating history of the Edwin Fox
- Last surviving ship that took convicts to Australia.
- Oldest surviving wooden ship that brought immigrants to New Zealand
- Last remaining ship of the Dunbar Shipping Fleet, once the largest fleet in the world.
- Last Crimea War troop carrier in the world.
- Winners of the World Ship Trust Award for a successful preservation project.


Visit us… a great all weather activity for the whole family!

  • a unique and special piece of New Zealand’s Maritime History preserved for all time.
  • Discover fascinating stories of births, deaths, sotrms and disease.
  • View the world class displays and original paintings in the visitor centre.
  • Step aboard the world famous 1853 ship and see the rare teak workmanship.
  • Descend into the hull and visit the graving dock.
  • Try out replica bunks, knot tying and play traditional game of Quoits.
  • Take the helm with our full size replica ships wheel.
  • Walk the decks and depths.
  • Visit our gift shop.
  • Toliets, picnic area and good parking.

“A great piece of preservation and commitment to beautiful workmanship from the past”

Contact Details
Postal Address

PO Box 89

Physical Address

Dunbar Wharf




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Opening Hours

Everyday from 9am


Disabled parking, Parking

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Many thanks to our generous supporters

  • Tasman District Council
  • Volunteer Nelson
  • Nelson City Council