Our Heritage

If you are a fan of anything old worldly you have come to the right region. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre presents Sir Peter Jackson’s own collection of WW1 aircraft and artefact’s. Marlborough also has classic cars, vintage collections and historical sites to name a few, from Edwin Fox the 9th oldest wooden troop ship in the world to historical buildings and ship wrecks MS Mikhail Lermontov, it is also one of the biggest, easily accessible, dive able ship wrecks in the world. Check out the Old fifth Bank Building at Wellington Street in Picton, where you now can find a boutique hotel, restaurant and bar Escape to Picton.


5 km from Blenheim centre

Guided Tours

10.30am and 2.00pm daily

Approx Time needed

1 - 2 hours

Edwin Fox

9th Oldest Troop Ship

Edwin Fox

Visit the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum in Picton, were you can visit the 9th oldest troop ship in the world, built in 1853. In 1897 the ship was towed to Picton, where it has remained and has had many different functions, but is now a famous tourist attraction.

Classic Cars


Classic Cars

A unique collection that gives a special insight into both Marlborough and New Zealand motoring from the 1950’s to 1980’s. The collection shows more than 100 cars, each car with its own story and all of them are original and formed a part of the New Zealand way of life. From vintage cars to the cars of today.

Classic Cars

Mikhail Lermontov

Ship Wreck

MS Mikhail Lermontov

MS Mikhail Lermontov was an ocean liner owned by the Soviet Union's Baltic Shipping Company, built in 1972 by V.E.B. Mathias-Thesen Werft, Wismar, East Germany. MS Mikhail Lermontov rests where it sank, lying on its starboard side in depths reaching up to a maximum of about 38 m. It is popular with Scuba divers and the site is served by local dive shops in Picton and Kaikoura. It is also one of the biggest, easily accessible, diveable ship wrecks in the world.

MS Mikhail Lermontov Ship Wreck