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Picton - Historic Ship - Edwin Fox Ship & Visitor Centre - Worlds oldest Merchant Ship

The Oldest Merchant ship in the World!

 

The Edwin Fox Ship & Visitor Centre is a rare example of our long gone past.

It has been a convict ship, an immigrant ship bringing early settlers to New Zealand and a trader.

It may have even bought your early fore-bearers to New Zealand or Australia!!, and what stories it has to tell.

Edwin Fox Ship & Visitor Centre in Picton is a must do.

It is very highly rated and offers an ideal all weather activity and it is particularly family friendly.

Try lying on a straw bed, as the early travellers did. See the interactive displays and amaze yourself at the hardships the early seafarers were subjected to.

This is a classic part of New Zealand maritime history right in the heart of Picton.

 

Price:

  • $15 Adult
  • $5 Child
  • Available Bookings from September 19 to September 25

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    • Adult$8.90
    • Child$0.00

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    • Adult$8.90
    • Child$0.00

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    • Adult$8.90
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    4spaces priced from:

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    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

    Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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    Cristina Greculescu from Germany wrote on 30 September 2019

    Fascinating ship!

    We did not do much research about the Edwin Fox prior to the museum visit and we were blown away by the ship and its history. The museum room contains many items recovered from the ship and you can watch a documentary about its last voyage (to the current dry dock in Picton). The ship itself is fascinating, walking on the original teak wood is really moving, considering that soldiers, convicts, immigrants and many others have stepped there before you. You can lie down in the bunks and enter a former convict cell and just imagine how the 12-14 week trip across the oceans must have been in the mid to late 1800s. Overall a great experience (also for kids), don't miss it if you're in Picton!

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    Megan from United Kingdom wrote on 07 September 2020

    Lovely trip

    Perfect for a grey day, lots of information clearly displayed and a really nice video shown. Fascinating stuff and a lot of hard work by many has paid off, thank you Would recommend a visit

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    Linda from United Kingdom wrote on 24 August 2020

    Fascinating visit

    Really appreciate the effort which has been put into creating this museum.

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    Gregory Chitty from New Zealand wrote on 21 July 2020

    Great experience

    Great place to visit in Picton. Lots of hands on activities for children.

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    Gavin from New Zealand wrote on 20 July 2020

    Ship Ahoy!!!

    Great experience to go on board an old ship.

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