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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

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Address: 1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-573 6868
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 161 years old this...

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, 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 group bookings and guided tours by arrangement.

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A small but fabulous step back in time. Last remaining convict ship in the world. Walk on board, climb down into the hold and then walk around the bottom of the dry dock to grasp... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MurrayCollingwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A small but fabulous step back in time. Last remaining convict ship in the world. Walk on board, climb down into the hold and then walk around the bottom of the dry dock to grasp the size of the ship and how well it has survived the years.

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Thank MurrayCollingwood
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I found this to be very interesting and informative with artefacts from the ship and accounts from those who'd sailed on her as well as a video giving the history of the ship. All this before going to the dry dock to see both inside and outside of the ship. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Supergranbee
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Today we had an hour to spend in Picton, and happened to find the Edwin Fox Museum as we wandered around the waterfront. What a pleasant surprise! The ship is an astonishing treasure and one that gives visitors a vivid sense of history. Highly recommended.

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Thank legomenon2016
Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're in Picton on a cruise ship day,make sure you do a tour of the museum with Karen. She is so passionate about her work. The ship is amazing. You can actually walk on her and touch her. The museum is also fascinating.

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Thank annarosabaker
New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The story of the Edwin Fox is one that captures the imagination and has been presented fabulously in an interactive and engaging way by the team associated with the preservation of this treasure. Well worth a visit and allow at least an hour or more to fully appreciate it.

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Thank tez823
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent museum with very good displays. Well worth a visit to anybody passing through or staying. "."......"............................................................

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Thank Michael C
Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful to connect with the past like this. We didn't do the tour but there was a guide while we were walking through and I must say is was refreshing to hear her passion. I hope that you find the funding to keep this restoration up. There was so much history and stories here. My 15 year old enjoyed himself... More 

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Thank Tammy A
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came into port on a cruise ship made primarily out of steel and it was 138,000 tonnes built less than 20 years ago. This ship is about 140 year older than the one I came to Picton and and the difference was enormous when you look at the changes in the technology over time and the comfort today was... More 

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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, really pleased you enjoyed your visit, a fantastic activity especially if you are a cruise ship passenger given the relevance! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Has the ancient boat and a museum for an interesting hour or so if the weather is too hot or rainy. Tours run on the hour.

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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous place to visit full of history of the Edwin Fox, from where it was made, to what it was used for and how it came to be where it is now. There is a visual presentation and various displays but the absolute highlight is to go aboard the ship itself. I have never experienced anything like it, amazing!... More 

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Kjmemc, Manager at Edwin Fox Maritime Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your response, you are a great ambassador for our museum. More 

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