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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

Address: 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)3 573 6868
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Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 159 years old this year and currently...
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Type: Military museums, Museums
Owner description: 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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Perth, Australia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

What a brilliant insight into something totally different. Staff so so friendly as well!! Well worth a visit.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Stuck with a rainy day in Picton, I popped along to see the Edwin Fox. I was just in time to join a tour with the museum manager. Her passion and interest for the stories of this ship made history come alive as she described the various voyages, cargoes and uses to which the boat has been put. A unique... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

I visited the edwin fox museum today, got there just in time for an amazing free tour (11am and also at 2pm). So great to be lead around the ship and learn some of its cool history! It's so underrated for what it is, the fact you can walk on the boat and touch and get a feel for what... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Interesting video showing the history of the ship, some good I formation boards and artefacts, and best of all opportunity to see a one hundred and fifty year old sailing vessel. We worth the time.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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134 reviews 134 reviews
48 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Lots to see here in an old sailing ship used, among other things in its long career as transport for immigrants to NZ. You can get into a bunk doesn't seem too cramped until you realise that it was for 4 to 6 people! the construction of the vessels hull is plain to see (because it is in an advanced... More 

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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28 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Spent some time there and I enjoyed the history. The ship itself was fantastic and the museum was good. Like the video.

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