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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Interesting and good way to spend an hour

Nice displays and unique opportunity to tour an actual historic vessel that transported troops... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Elizabeth B
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ohio
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Picton's No 1 Attraction

Looking for something to see in Picton then don't miss out on the Edward Fox Maritime Museum... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
stevebG6121BX
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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.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6868
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Nice displays and unique opportunity to tour an actual historic vessel that transported troops cargo prisoners and immigrants all over the globe in the 19th century.

Thank Elizabeth B
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

Looking for something to see in Picton then don't miss out on the Edward Fox Maritime Museum - located near to the Port Entrance. Cost is NZ$15 per adult (NZ$12 for any Australian/New Zealander over 65's) and please make a point of watching the excellent...More

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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you Steve for taking the time to review us and glad you think of us as Picton's Number 1 attraction.

Reviewed 12 March 2017

The day I visited was a free to enter open day. I chatted to the staff who were happy to explain several exhibits to me. Everyone was so very nice and happy to help.

Thank Simon L
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

We are all very passionate about our ship here at the museum and glad you had a good experience.

Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great welcome by the lady there. Video upstairs very informative. A lot to see/read and the highlight was the ship itself. You can wander on the safe parts of the ship and there is a great feeling of history about it. Thank goodness it hadn't...More

Thank DonaldQuackers
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for giving us a great review!

Reviewed 25 February 2017

Visited this lovely little museum while at port in Picton on a recent cruise holiday, and we were pleasantly surprised what a delight the Edwin Fox museum was. We started with a very informative film on the history of the ship, and how she made...More

Thank kdh78
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Wow thank you for an amazing review. Yes they were very brave people who travelled on board. Our new boatshed area is a great spot to learn about some of those people and view photos of them.

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

A continuing work in progress this museum has already been some years in the making. As the intent of its founders is preservation not restoration this will continue. A great link to the early history of Australia and New Zealand. Fascinating.

Thank Dennis M
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us!

Reviewed 22 February 2017

Fascinating Museum!! It was very fun to climb in to the bottom of the Edwin Fox and imagine what it might have been like to actually be on it!

Thank jogange
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for the review, yes these days you do need use your imagination a little bit when on board, if the walls of this ship could talk the things it could say....

Reviewed 17 February 2017

A fascinating array of artefacts demonstrating maritime life in the 19th century and the hardships endured by ship's crews, passengers and convicts alike when on passage from Europe to Australasia. The tour which, realistically, takes about a hour including some worthwhile video footage culminates in...More

Thank Richard G
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for reviewing us. Good shoes are definitely an advantage and yes small children do need to be well supervised.

Reviewed 16 February 2017

I kind of went to this attraction on a whim, not sure if I would enjoy it. I enjoyed it more than I ever thought I would. I would suggest going with enough time to watch the entire movie, I think it provides valuable perspective...More

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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Look forward to seeing you back here again. we are a little bit of a surprise as many people have not even heard of The Edwin Fox. so glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were on a cruise, & were told that Picton wasn't worth visiting. How wrong can people be. This was our best day out in a port. Town is small, but the foreshore is beautiful. & the Markets are open on cruise ship days. So...More

Thank Rockinmama
Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

So pleased you had a lovely surprise when visiting Picton and indeed The Edwin Fox Museum, thank you for taking the time to review us.

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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
6 December 2016|
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9 -5 in summer months 9-3 winter (may to October)
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