We spent some time in the museum one rainy afternoon. The film was informative and we had a good time.
Not to be missed because it is a unique opportunity to get into the hull of a historic ship, a beautiful sight. Interesting because an opportunity to better understand the conditions experienced by convicts transported from England thanks to the reproduction of quarters. Excellent film to illustrate the rich and varied career of the Fox. Thanks to the volunteers.
We just happened on this lovely little museum when we had a little spare time in Picton. The museum displays and video of the ship's history were really interesting. The hull itself is very atmospheric.
Oh my right up my street what a great little museum dedicated to the presevation of the "Fox" shes in a pretty poor condition but shes being cared for, great records of her in service and boarding the ship you can visualise her sailing and see how she was constructed, as the 9th oldest ship preserved well worth a visit... More
This was the most interesting and accessible old ship I've seen. Better in some ways than the Mary Rose and the Cutty Sark because it is real and original and you can walk in the hull and 'touch' it.
I reckon it is too, thank you for your great review. More
The movie was very interesting as was all the displays. The highlight was to be able to board the Edwin Fox and have a look around.
Thank you, yes the access for visitors to the ship is quite remarkable and unique compared to other projects around the world. More
This is a small museum run entirely through volunteers and enthusiasts. The Edwin Fox is the oldest merchant sailing ship left in the world and it was a priviledge to be able to not only board the remaining preserved hull, but also go right under her where she is placed in dry dock. The museum has a comprehensive film running,... More
Glad you enjoyed your visit and found our staff friendly, thank you for the review it really makes a difference! More
Though barely rescued before it was too late, the Edwin Fox remains one of the world's maritime treasures. Take the time to at least stop and read the signs on the outside of the building and then visit the museum to learn about the life -good times and bad- of a vessel that is the only one left of its... More
Thank you for your fantastic review. More
This is an interesting little museum of the history of the sailing ship Edwin Fox. The relic of the ship are in dry dock adjoining the museum building which is a photographer's dream.
Thank you for posting some great photos, yes it certainly has plenty of photo opportunities...especially through the port holes. More
Such an insight into maritime history and a look at the remains of a real old lady ! The video is very cleverly produced and to step aboard the old hull is amazing ! They have made up a cabin and bunks to show how they lived on board - wow, we are very lucky to live in this day... More
Conditions on board the ship back in the day were not too comfortable as you saw, hope you tried out the replica bunks with straw mattress's. More
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