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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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Takes your breath away!

If you are anywhere near Picton this is a must do. As soon as we arrived at the museum, our youngest son dragged us straight onto the preserved remains of the ship Edwin Fox. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are anywhere near Picton this is a must do. As soon as we arrived at the museum, our youngest son dragged us straight onto the preserved remains of the ship Edwin Fox. It was like stepping back in time. On the upper deck they have reconstructed scenes that would have appeared on the ship during its use bringing... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Excellent staff, prices, facilities and a great look back to how tough it must have been for the first arrivals to NZ!

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Auckland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Just next door to the inter-island ferry terminal at Picton, in New Zealand's South Island, is a hidden gem of an attraction: the Edwin Fox Maritime Museum. At its heart the Edwin Fox, built in India in 1853; it served as a troop transport in the Crimea War and transported convicts to Australia. Not only can you walk her decks... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

Before we got on the TransAlpine train to leave Picton, we popped by this museum. On the day we visited, there was a special offer on, so it only cost us NZ$1 each for entry. The museum itself is quite small, and depending on how much you want to read up on, could easily take about 30 minutes. Also allow... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I were coming over on the ferry from Wellington, and were told to stop in here when we arrived in Picton. I'm so glad we did!! It is just as you disembark the ferry, so no need to go searching for it. Really warm welcome, we saw the film, had a look at the great displays and... More 

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Beaudesert, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

I found this site to be very pleasant to visit the staff member was delightful and friendly. I was given great advice on the best way to tour the establishment. The displays where tidy with good information.

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Winton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

A fascinating glimpse into the voyage our ancestors made to find a new place for themselves. Great archive of passengers and a unique look at the history of a sailing ship.

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North Blenheim, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

We watched the video before looking at the displays and visiting the boat itself and this was very informative and interesting. The museum displays were well set out and interesting and the boat itself was quite amazing. The displays were authentic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

... visit the Edwin Fox museum. The highlight is, of course, the Edwin Fox herself, a 19th century sailing ship used for transporting slaves, convicts, coal and other goods. Saved from destruction, this ship is being lovingly restored. But even in its interim state, you get a true sense of how rigorous ocean travel was for paying passengers or those... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Nice place Picton. Don't overlook the Edwin Fox museum. The remaining timbers of the last surviving ship that transported prisoners to Australia and immigrants to New Zealand.Well worth a visit to see a living part of history.

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