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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
Description: The Edwin Fox is a great example of NZ Maritime History, 161 years old...
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 from 9am group bookings and guided tours by arrangement.
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Very interesting maritime museum

It's easy to spend a good hour visiting this very rare ship that has been preserved by a team of volunteers. It's history since being built in the 1850s is very well explained and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It's easy to spend a good hour visiting this very rare ship that has been preserved by a team of volunteers. It's history since being built in the 1850s is very well explained and interpreted. Great attraction for all the family.

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
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46 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Waiting for the ferry at Picton? Then consider checking out what international travel used to be like, on this unique hull which took 1000+ trees and consummate skill to both construct and control while sailing the oceans. Life on board must have been very tough and disciplined, but on the other hand, there were such delicacies as canned reindeer tongue... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This was a great little museum - We were impressed with the Edwin Fox and the displays set out the vessel's history well. The actual walk into the ship is fascinating and we liked that fact that the vessel has been largely preserved but not rebuilt.

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Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Direct experience, well backgrounded with collection of artefacts and very good displays, photos, journals and the like.

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

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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