The Edwin Fox historic ship and visitor centre

This is arguably one of NZ best kept secrets.... The oldest merchant ship left in the world/ the last remaining convict ship/ the last east indiaman and overall the 9th oldest ship left in the world!!


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The Edwin Fox Ship and Visitor Centre is a great little find, recently visited by the NZ heritage minister for its historical signifigance!

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Built in India in 1853, the first 40 yrs The Edwin Fox was kept very busy with convicts/ immigrants/ soldiers and tea and beer trading routes before it arrived in Picton, unknowingly never to leave again! The Edwin Fox Society was formed in 1965 to save the ship from a watery grave (it was to be sunk as a dive wreck) and bought the ship for a shilling!

Come step aboard and see what life would of been like...try a traditional game of quiots...have a go at knot tying... try out our replica bunks...great photo opportunities....we are children friendly... a great wet weather day activity!



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Physical address

The Edwin Fox historic ship and visitor centre, Dunbar Wharf, Picton, Marlborough, 7250, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
From 9am
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to airport:
20 mins to Picton airport
Proximity to coach terminal:
1 min
Proximity to town:
3 mins

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $15.00
(14 year(s) and under)

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