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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 14 Attractions in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: 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: 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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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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69 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Spent the morning here before a ferry crossing, and had a great tour. While there are lots of steps and some steep walking involved, you cannot beat the experience of walking the real decks, hold, and touching history. They encourage interaction with the ship, including trying out the steerage bunks. The video describes the move to its present dry dock,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We visited this 15 years ago and to come back with the kids and see all the work that has been done restoring this ship was well worth it. Awesome step back in time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

The tours and museum make one of the oldest remaining ships come to life. It was awesome hearing about the many journeys and adventures of the boat and the people on it. It's truly remarkable that it is around today and you can see and walk around it. Not often can you experience history quite like this.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

161 year old ship that you can walk around in dry dock AND go on the deck and inside. Great and informative little artifacts Museum. Unique experience for us.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you have the chance and you are interested in a bit of history, here's your chance to step on board an original sailing ship. Must admit the below decks area I found a little creepy felt like some of the original inhabitants were walking with me. To be able to see the workmanship involved in building - amazing!

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Lancefield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We first visited the Edwin Fox some years ago and were interested to see how its preservation (as distinct from restoration) had progressed. We were delighted with the improvements and the way in which reconstructions really helped us understand the reality of sea voyages under sail. With the dry dock facility you can walk around and under the whole hulk... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The ship is in a dry dock so you can explore both topside and the hull. There are few restrictions on where you can go so you have the cahnce to really get up close and understand how these vessels were built. The museum is also well worth a visit. There is a 40 minute video running which sounds a... More 

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