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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Lots of history!

This ship has so much history - going all the way back to 1853 when it was built in India. It has... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
stjohnbeachlover
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St. Louis, Missouri
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Just Excellent

If you are into old sailing vessels and their history, then this is a museum visit for you. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
peterwV975TL
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Malaga, Spain
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The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 161 years old this year and currently listed as the 9th oldest ship in the world, the oldest surviving merchant ship, last surviving convict ship that took convicts to Australia and last wooden NZ immigrant ship and was also used to transport troops to the Crimean war.Come step aboard, go into the hull of the ship and visit the dry dock to get a real feel of the size of the ship and indeed what voyages would of been like!Open everyday group bookings and guided tours by arrangement.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This ship has so much history - going all the way back to 1853 when it was built in India. It has served as transport for troops, immigrants, and even criminals. There are actual beds still inside. It is the world's 9th oldest ship! There...More

Thank stjohnbeachlover
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you are into old sailing vessels and their history, then this is a museum visit for you. The rolling video presentation was very good and some of the displays and the information they contained similarly very good. The star is the hull of the...More

Thank peterwV975TL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This visit is really interesting and is run by enthusiastic volunteers.. The bonus to the history of the boat is actually being able to walk inside it and see the construction and also the wear of the timbers from tidal water damage. Its definitely worth...More

Thank Ian H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great piece of history and to get into the hull of this ship is amazing. Excellent quality explanatory film which is worth watching in its entirety.

Thank Hamish D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remains of the Edwin Fox merchant ship was surprisingly large and very interesting. Being able to step right inside the hull to appreciate the scale of the ship was something we had never done before. Great historical bios of many of the passengers carried...More

Thank kmnhanna
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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review, i'm glad you enjoyed experiencing the Edwin Fox Ship!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was totally blown away by the Edwin Fox and museum. The museum display and the video about her history and final voyage to her dry dock was fascinating, and being able to walk inside her was amazing. The Edwin Fox is an incredible encounter...More

Thank hannahdecolily
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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great review, many thanks for taking the time and so glad you enjoyed the experience!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Local history with global connections, is the best way to describe this. Focused around one ship, it’s history is also a history of the British Empire, but told from an unusual viewpoint. This is a self guided tour, so would have been nice if the...More

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an underrated must-do if you stay in Picton and like boats or history in general. This little museum really packs a punch. It explains the history of one of the oldest ships still not destroyed. It is a big story of ups and...More

Thank GuiPoulin
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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Great way of describing our museum...'Packs a punch" love it, many thanks!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Edwin Fox Museum is dedicated to the preservation of one of the oldest remaining timber ships, and the only surviving vessel used to transport convicts from England to Australia. The ship is housed in a dry dock next to the museum building that documents...More

Thank Lois G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a knock-out, and a great credit to the community of Picton. After an hour (had to catch the ferry) we wished we'd had an other few hours, such is the richness of the displays and the history attached to this extraordinary ship....More

Thank John B
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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The Edwin Fox is a great story and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit, look forward to seeing you again. p.s. Would love to have volunteers running the museum unfortunately they all ran out! However our staff here are very committed and passionate...More

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MichelleV6
27 October 2017|
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Response from Kjmemc | Property representative |
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. Our admission charges are $15 for adults $5 for children, under 5's free of charge. A family pass 2 adults and 2 children is $32. We are open from 9am to 5 pm. Tracy Edwin Fox
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Cherilyn M
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