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“Surprise history” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edwin Fox Maritime Museum

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
Type: Museums
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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.
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
“Surprise history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Well laid out museum which informs you of the history before going onto the ship.Gives you a real idea of the times

Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

We spent a good hour and a half looking around the museum. Very informative and interesting. Highlight was stepping onto the boat.

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Anakiwa, New Zealand
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“History at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

What a fascinating story! The museum was informative but not over done with too much written information. The stories of the boat's life were extraordinary and to be able to walk onto the boat and see it in is un-restored state was superb. Highly recommended

Visited June 2012
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Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
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“First Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

On one rainy Sunday in may we decided to go to the museum lived in Picton for seven years and not been yet worth the $10 each to enter very interesting probably will go again even though it is small you will see something next time that you missed the first.

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“Small Museum but very interesting if you like history.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Cost 10 bucks to get in but it's a donation to help preserve this awesome boat which plays in important role in New Zealand history.

Visited May 2012
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