Edwin Fox Ship and Visitor Centre
Dunbar Wharf, Picton
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Summer Hours (1st October - 30th April) - Daily 9am - 5pm.
Winter Hours (1st May - 30th September) - Daily 9am - 3pm.
Not Open on Christmas Day.
1pm Opening on Anzac Day.
After Hours: Groups by Appointment
Children (5 - 14) $5.
Under 5's are free
A detailed history of the oldest wooden Merchant Ship in the world - the Edwin Fox.
The Ship, built in 1853, has been lovingly preserved and sits in a dry dock here in Picton for all to explore and enjoy.
The Edwin Fox ship is one of a kind, a forgotten treasure...
. Last surviving ship that took convicts to Australia
. Last wooden Crimean War Transport Ship
. Last remaining ship of her type
. Pioneering refrigeration Ship
. Oldest wooden vessel that brought immigrants to New Zealand
The ship’s significance is recognized by Heritage New Zealand, the government body that legislates for the protection of cultural heritage in New Zealand, designating the vessel Category 1—its highest protection.
Now a tourist attraction and unique learning experience.
. Watch the documentary and view artefacts and displays in the museum.
. Wander our ship yard and learn about conditions the passengers endured.
. Enjoy our waterfront location and enjoy a game of quoits.
. Children's activities and games available.
There are fantastic photo opportunities.
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