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Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

1 Auckland St, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 573 6868
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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... more » 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. « less
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hawaii
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

We spent some time in the museum one rainy afternoon. The film was informative and we had a good time.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Sheffield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

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

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St Neots
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

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.

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

I reckon it is too, thank you for your great review. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

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.

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

Thank you, yes the access for visitors to the ship is quite remarkable and unique compared to other projects around the world. More

Ryde, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

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

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit and found our staff friendly, thank you for the review it really makes a difference! More

Daphne, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

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

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

Thank you for your fantastic review. More

Sydney, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

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.

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

Thank you for posting some great photos, yes it certainly has plenty of photo opportunities...especially through the port holes. More

Mougins
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

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

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

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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