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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

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Address: 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)3 573 6868
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Description: The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 159 years old...
The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 159 years old this year and currently listed as the 9th oldest ship in the world, the oldest surviving merchant ship, convict ship and 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 from 9am - 3pm, group bookings and guided tours by arrangement.
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Interesting and quirky

Interesting local history but part of the overall history of New Zealand and the Commonwealth. Glad we decided to stop there and give it a good look around

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Interesting local history but part of the overall history of New Zealand and the Commonwealth. Glad we decided to stop there and give it a good look around

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

This was a really well presented and unique exhibition well worth the NZ$15 entrance fee. Particularly interesting to read about the vessel's construction and then see it in the dry dock.

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This was great. Seems sad that not many people even know this is here.we got cheap entry via bookme.ould defiantly recommend and it only will take you 60-90 minutes

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Some of my ancestors emigrated from UK to Australia in a ship like this one, at around the same time (mid 1800s), so it was fantastic to be able to walk all around it and see what the interior was like. Also amazing to enter a dry dock and stand under a ship's hull, not something you do every day!

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very interesting place to visit with a mixture of history about Picton and the Sailing vessel The Edwin Fox. The staff were friendly and informative . The vessel itself is being preserved rather than restored, but you still can get the feeling as to what life aboard would have been like all those years ago.

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Moe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this museum whilst walking around....take the time to have a look. A walk inside the hull of the old boat on display was interesting

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our visit to the Edwin fox museum was great. We met a very attentive and enthusiastic staff member and were disappointed to miss the tour. Really interesting to see the boat on 2 levels and the underside. A few good areas set up on the upper deck to show conditions for various types of passengers during the boats' use. Museum... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Three aspects of this museum: Look around the museum, see a film about the Edwin Fox then go outside and right underneath it in dry dock. We visited a few years ago then again last month when we were were amazed to find they are busy decking out the inside in the original layout. So don't forget to go inside... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This museum focusses on a ship that has been lovingly preserved by a group of dedicated and determined people. What an achievement. The boat itself is beautiful in its own way. I enjoyed being able to walk on the ancient timbers, and marvel at the curve of wood around the hull. Such a close-up look is rare! The stories of... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

This museum is outstanding. The Edwin Fox was a cargo carrying sailing ship which has been preserved in dry dock in Picton. The museum is fascinating, with many artifacts and information, including an excellent, short video. You needn't love boats to be captivated by the Edwin Fox's history, especially the story behind its purchase and preservation by its dedicated team... More 

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