The Edwin Fox is the ninth oldest ship in the world, the oldest surviving merchant sailing ship and is also the only surviving ship that transported convicts to Australia.
The Edwin Fox is a vessel of great cultural and historical value to New Zealand. Built in Sulkea in the Ganges region of India in 1853 by shipbuilder Thomas Reeves, it has served as a troop transport, an immigrant ship, and a cargo ship.
It now rests in Picton in dry dock at the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum which tells the story of this great ship and how she came to be in Picton. You can explore the decks and the depths of the ship, see the relics found on board and discover the stories of the people who sailed on her.