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Edwin Fox Museum and Visitor Centre

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Marlborough, South Island

Listen to the story of a former slave ship, convict carrier and wooden Crimea war troop carrier. A fascinating wooden hull is the physical remains of the Edwin Fox, a forgotten treasure resting in its own dedicated museum in Picton.

@Edwin Fox Maritime Museum
@Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

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 has its final resting place in a dedicated Edwin Fox Museum and Visitor Centre. The Edwin Fox Museum has a collection of artefacts and visual presentations about the life of the vessel and its passengers. A clinker 100 year old dingy keeps the Edwin Fox company. Explore the stories of some of our characters, convicts, immigrants, and captains. The location is the picturesque Picton waterfront.


Interested in shipwrecks? Check out:

The HMNZS Waikato and the HMNZS Tui are 2 decommissioned NZ Navy ships which have been purposely sunk for divers just outside the Tutukaka Marina.

For heritage buffs scroll through:

Picton is the busy interisland port connection between the North and South Island of New Zealand. Find out more about what to do in Picton, Marlborough Sounds and Queen Charlotte Track.

Remains of the nineteenth century ship `Edwin Fox`, preserved in Picton, New Zealand
Remains of the nineteenth century ship `Edwin Fox`, preserved in Picton, New Zealand


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