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Upper South Island and the West Coast Sights

Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Updated 02/18/2014

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The preserved hulk of the Edwin Fox, now the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, demonstrates just how young New Zealand's European settlement is. The ship was used in the Crimean War, transported convicts to Australia, and brought settlers to New Zealand. Now dry-docked and preserved, it serves as a museum, bringing to life the conditions the early immigrants faced. The interpretative displays upstairs outline the ship's history and service. Walking through the ship, you

can imagine how the settlers felt when shut below decks for months at a time, seasick, homesick, and unsure of what awaited them at landfall.

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Sight Information


Dunbar Wharf, Picton, 7220, New Zealand



Sight Details:

  • NZ$8
  • Nov.–Mar., daily 9–5 and Apr.–Oct., daily 9–3.

Updated 02/18/2014


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