Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, Picton

4.6
#2 of 13 in Museums in Marlborough Region
I beleive we are very lucky to have this historic treasure here in Picton that is currently registered as the 9th oldest ship in the world, older than the cutty sark and star of india...(just not as well known)! The Edwin Fox is also the last remaining convict ship that took convicts to Australia, the last surviving ship of The Dunbar Shipping Fleet, once the largest shipping fleet in the world and The Edwin Fox is also registered by The World Ships Trust as the oldest merchant ship in The world!!! It has been around the world a reported 34 times and has played a very important and versatile role in history...convicts, soldiers to the Crimean war, emmigrants to NZ, Chinese to Cuba to work the Cane Fields, Tea and Beer routes between India and London, opium to San Francisco, its seen births, deaths, storms and disease!!

The Story of the saving of The Edwin Fox is amazing in itself being brought for a shilling by Mr Norman Brayshaw...saving it from a watery grave....come and read the tales for yourself.....
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  • I spent an incredible hour or so here. The museum has many artifacts from the ship’s life, and it gives a great overview of the history. The real gem is outside. You are free to explore the ship from ...  more »
  • The oldest merchant vessel in the world. Steeped in history! Well worth a visit! A warm welcome on arrival and a gentle walk along the sea front!  more »
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  • It's a nice idea to build a museum around a old ship wreck. They presented and prepared the history of the Edwin Fox in a really beautiful way. It was cool to actually go and explore the ship wreck and how the crew or passenger lived during the 3-4 month travel from the UK to New Zealand
  • The ship and museum were amazing.... great place for kids as long as they don't get excited or have fun because the staff are rude towards parents who have happy kids . Very disappointed.
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